Since its inception in 1972, Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office has remained rooted in the firm’s traditional practices — litigation, arbitration and corporate transactions — and has developed regulatory specialties typically found in sophisticated Washington practices. 
Our litigators handle cases throughout the nation and coordinate multinational litigation throughout the world.  They are highly experienced as advocates and arbitrators in domestic and international arbitration and serve in senior positions with U.S. and international arbitration organizations. The office also houses some of the firm’s leading practices, including international trade, anti-corruption and internal investigations, securities litigation and enforcement, antitrust, aviation finance, professional liability, global accounting regulatory matters, financial services and corporate compliance.  Many of our partners are members of the firm’s appellate practice and frequently advise clients and colleagues on briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate courts.
The office has a number of former government officials who provide firm clients with insight into the expectations of government regulators and enforcement officials. Our Washington lawyers have served in various government agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian Department of Justice.
Our Washington lawyers provide pro bono legal services in a wide range of areas, often by working in conjunction with local and national legal service organizations. They also participate in many local, national and international bar associations, chair committees of the American Bar Association, participate in fundraising for various service organizations and take leadership roles in community organizations.