Diego Durán de la Vega is a partner of Hughes Hubbard based in Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair of the Latin American Disputes practice group. His practice focuses on international disputes, including white-collar defense matters, internal investigations, commercial litigation and international arbitration cases—including investor-state arbitration. He also has experience in compliance, where he assesses exposure, designs and implements programs, and provides training.
Diego mainly advises and represents non-U.S. clients in U.S. litigation, and U.S. clients that are facing litigation abroad. Among Diego’s clients are government agencies, international corporations and high-profile individuals.
Diego has appeared before international arbitration tribunals, federal and state courts in the United States, and all levels of the Mexican judiciary, including the Mexican Supreme Court. He has also participated in cases before the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights and its Court of Justice.
Diego’s experience as a litigator in Mexico and the U.S., his academic work in Europe, Mexico and the United States, and his cultural capabilities enable him to easily navigate complex cross-border legal issues. He has ample experience coordinating international legal teams and local counsel in different jurisdictions.
Because Diego’s native language is Spanish, and he is fluent in English, he is able to handle cases in both languages. He is licensed to practice law in both Mexico and the U.S. (New York and District of Columbia). He is the only attorney at the firm licensed to practice both in the U.S. and Mexico.
Diego is also experienced in Mexican Criminal, Constitutional and Amparo Law. Prior to Hughes Hubbard and Quinn Emanuel, he was a successful litigator at one of the top criminal law boutiques in Mexico, where he defended and helped prosecute dozens of cases.
Civil and Commercial Litigation
White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations