Marina Drapey is an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. She represents clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, professional liability, commercial torts, and arbitration. Marina has handled matters in federal and state courts at every stage of litigation—fact investigation, motion practice, discovery and depositions, preparation of expert reports, and trial. She currently focuses on international arbitration arising under bilateral investment treaties.
In addition to practicing law, Marina has worked as a legal analyst at Bloomberg, where she wrote extensively on white-collar crime and international corruption with an emphasis on the FCPA. She also created and maintained the FCPA Practice Center for Bloomberg Law.
Marina grew up in Ukraine. She is fluent in Russian and proficient in Ukrainian.
Member, International Bar Association
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Representation of Ukrainian businesses in a series of arbitrations against the Russian Federation in connection with assets lost in the aftermath of the annexation of Crimea
Representation of the plaintiff in a commercial dispute arising out of the division of US businesses and assets, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and conspiracy
Defense of Columbia University in a commercial dispute arising out of a study conducted by a psychology professor
Defense of Colgate University in commercial disputes involving derivative claims of coercion and economic duress
Representation of an employee of a financial company investigated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Advice to a foreign company regarding potential exposure under the FCPA in connection with activities in several foreign jurisdictions
Representation of a technology company in contract disputes regarding payment of royalties
Defense of a Big Four accounting firm in litigation arising out of the collapse of a major commodities and futures broker-dealer
Defense of a law firm in a legal malpractice action