Athena Arbes is an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation department. As a member of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group, Athena assists clients with matters involving the French Sapin II law, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, international anti-corruption law and compliance, third-party due diligence, and internal investigations.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Athena worked on international matters for several major international law firms in Paris, France. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judith N. Macaluso, Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Recipient, The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Pro Bono Excellence Award, 2019
Co-author, with Nicolas Tollet, “Upholding Human Rights Through the Lens of Due Diligence,” Ethical Boardroom, February 7, 2018
Co-author, with Bryan Sillaman, Ryan Fayhee, Anne Gaustad and Olivier Dorgans, "Reflections on the Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the United States and France," Round table, Cahiers de droit de I'entreprise, N° 6 (November-December 2019)
Co-author, with Olivier Dorgans and Camille Mayet, “Quelle portée donner aux recommandations générales et individuelles de l’AFA et quels risques pour les entreprises de ne pas se conformer aux recommandations ?, Le Monde du Droit, April 2020 »
Panelist and Presenter, “Anti-Money Laundering and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): Recent Enforcement Trends and Developments,” The Knowledge Group, webinar, September 23, 2021
Panelist and Presenter, “Trends and Developments on FCPA Enforcement: Hot Buttons to Consider,” The Knowledge Group, webinar, June 10, 2020
Moderator, "Handling Anti-Corruption in the Private Equity Context," webinar, April 22, 2020
Moderator, "Anti-Corruption Update on Investigations," Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, webinar, June 12, 2019
"Compliance in the Supply Chain," French Association of In-House Counsels (AFJE) – Campus training performed jointly with Nicolas Tollet and Anheuser Bush InBev's Global Compliance Director, Chateauform George V, Paris, November 24, 2017
Adjunct professor of law, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School, Paris (2019-2020, 2020-2021)