Robby Naoufal is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. As part of the Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice groups, Robby represents clients in connection with securities litigation and investigations, including in the context of class action and derivative suits, M&A stockholder rights litigation, as well as formal U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and NYSE Regulation inquiries.
Robby is also experienced in conducting anti-corruption and fraud investigations on behalf of multinational companies involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, and French Sapin II law. In handling such matters, Robby conducts compliance interviews with commercial partners throughout the globe and performs enhanced due diligence for high-risk industries and regions.
Legal Intern, The White House, Executive Office of the President—Justice and Regulatory Policy, Washington, D.C., 2013
Law Clerk, United States Attorney's Office, Criminal Division, Southern District of California, 2012
2015 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Co-author, “2012 US Court of International Trade Decisions on Department of Commerce Market Economy Trade Remedy Decisions,” 45 Georgetown Journal of International Law 1 (2013)
Representation of a company executive in connection with securities class action and derivative litigation
Representation of world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with anti-corruption reviews, risk assessments, and related investigations
Representation of audit committee members in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement and fraud investigation
Representation of a broker-dealer in connection with New York Stock Exchange Regulation investigation
Representation of a multinational “supermajor” oil and gas company in connection with a worldwide risk-assessment and compliance audit, in coordination with a compliance monitor.
Representation of a hedge fund and its founder in an administrative proceeding against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging fraud and violations of the Exchange Act.
Representation of a nonprofit executive in a corporate governance and employment dispute
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2014, Duke Law Moot Court, Duke Law Mock Trial Board