Miles Orton is a litigation associate in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and a member of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group.
His experience in adversarial proceedings is wide-ranging and includes work on complex multidistrict litigations, individual actions in state and federal court, and both domestic and international arbitrations, spanning product liability, complex commercial contracts, securities, criminal defense, cross-border bankruptcy, legal ethics, and employment.
He is also experienced in anti-corruption compliance, performing investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, as well as compliance program analyses and remediation-related reviews.
In addition, Miles maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented clients in actions concerning immigration, intestacy, administrative, and family law. He is a recipient of Legal Aid's 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award for assistance on an amicus brief challenging the use of two discredited methods of DNA analysis.
Professional Activities and Recognition
Member, International Bar Association, Committees on Anti-Corruption and Arbitration
Member, New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
Recipient, 2015 Commitment to Justice Award from Her Motion
Recipient, NYSBA's Empire State Counsel Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Recipient, Legal Aid Society's 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
Complex Civil Litigation and Arbitration
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in defense of products liability litigation
Representation of an heir to a Greek shipping estate seeking recovery of misappropriated family assets in an international arbitration under the Commercial American Arbitration Association (AAA) Rules, administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution
Representation in connection with Argentina’s default of its sovereign debt
Nortel Networks (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Delaware, Superior Court, Ontario, Canada): Representation of insolvency administrators of Nortel Group's European, Middle Eastern and African affiliates in one of the largest cross-border insolvencies, including simultaneous trials in the U.S. and Canadian courts regarding the division of $7.3 billion raised by asset sales
Representation of a former senior executive of a publicly traded company in an AAA arbitration over employment contract disputes and the executive’s rights to corporate advancement and indemnification in a criminal case
Anti-Corruption Compliance and Internal Investigations
Representation of world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with anti-corruption reviews, risk assessments, and related investigations
In re MF Global Inc.: Representation of the trustee for the Securities Investor Practices Act liquidation of the broker-dealer, primarily conducting internal investigation in preparation for court and U.S. congressional hearings
Representation of children conceived after the death of a parent in seeking Social Security survivor’s benefits based on their deceased parent’s contributions
Representation of an abused spouse in seeking a Violence Against Women Act Waiver
Representation of an infant distributee seeking a revocation of letters of administration granted in Surrogate’s Court and payment of her distributive share
Service as a custody and visitation mediator in New York City family courts