Fara Tabatabai is counsel in Hughes Hubbard’s New York office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial, products liability, securities, and employment litigation and arbitration. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including the banking, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and technology industries, and has particular experience in cross-border disputes.
Ms. Tabatabai is also committed to providing quality pro bono legal services. She has received several awards for her pro bono work, including two Legal Aid Society awards for her role in litigation against New York State to increase housing subsidies for low-income families and a Commitment to Justice Award for her work on an immigration case for Her Justice, an organization that provides legal services to low-income women.
Ms. Tabatabai currently serves as Vice President of the Iranian American Bar Association’s New York Chapter and as a Member of the Corporate Leadership Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation.
Vice President of Iranian American Bar Association, New York Chapter
Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Iranian American Bar Association - New York Chapter
Member, Corporate Leadership Committee, New York Women's Foundation
"A Tale of Two Countries: Canada's Response to the Peer-to-Peer Crisis and What It Means for the United States," Fordham Law Review 73 (2005): 2321
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Representation of Japanese nuclear power company in international contract dispute. Ongoing.
Representation of uranium company in contract dispute. Won summary judgment for our client.
Representation of pharmaceutical company in contract dispute. Won summary judgment for our client.
Representation of company in cross-border employment dispute. Claims against our client were withdrawn.
Representation of the European entities of the former Nortel Networks global enterprise in multi-billion dollar US-Canada cross-border litigation. Case settled after trial in our client's favor.
Representation of Trustee of the Lehman Brothers Inc. estate in multi-billion contract dispute over the sale of Lehman’s U.S. broker-dealer business. Trial resulted in an award of $5 billion to client.
Representation of Trustee of the Lehman Brothers Inc. estate in complex, multi-billion dollar claims dispute with a European affiliate. Case settled in our client’s favor.
Representation of accounting firm in defense of class action securities fraud litigation. Case settled in our client’s favor.
Representation of Cypriot bank in defense of money laundering and securities fraud litigation. Won dismissal of all claims against our client.
Representation of transportation signaling manufacturer in labor dispute arbitration. Obtained arbitration award in favor of our client.
Representation of Merck in defense of class action ERISA litigation. Case settled in our client’s favor.
Representation of Merck in defense of multi-district products liability litigation. Case settled in our client’s favor.