Candace K. Beinecke is the Senior Partner of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, an international law firm ranked for 14 years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” In 1999, she became the first female head of a major New York firm. Candace’s practice focuses on corporate governance and sensitive matters and investigations.
Candace serves as Chairperson of First Eagle Funds, Inc., a public mutual fund family; as Lead Independent Trustee of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE); as a board member of ViacomCBS; and as Co-Chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also serves as Chair and Trustee of The Wallace Foundation and as a Director of the Partnership for New York City, where she previously served as Vice Chair.
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Member, Leaders Council of senior representatives from law, accounting and industry to examine global regulation, accounting and markets
Member, Women’s Forum
Member, board of advisors, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Frequent panelist on subjects ranging from corporate governance and transactions to law firm leadership
Recognized for her mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate governance experience by many prominent legal publications such as Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
Named by Crain’s New York Business as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York”
Selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America
Selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America
Selected by Crain’s for its Hall of Fame as one of 25 executives whose contributions changed New York City
Profiled in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Lawyer, National Law Journal and Crain’s
Named by New York Super Lawyers as one of the “Top Woman Attorneys in the New York Metro Area”
Honoree, New York County Lawyers’ Association 90th Annual Dinner Celebrating Outstanding Women of the Bar
Recipient, New York City Chapter of The National Organization for Women, Women of Power and Influence Awards