Washington, January 23, 2013 — Hughes Hubbard announced today that Matthew R. Nicely has joined its International Trade Department as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Nicely was most recently a partner and head of the International Trade & Customs practice group at Thompson Hine LLP.

Nicely has been practicing international trade law for more than 20 years and has been integrally involved in many of the high-profile trade cases of the past two decades. He advises clients on the risks and opportunities presented by U.S. trade regulations as well as various international trade agreements. He has represented multiple industries in trade remedy proceedings (antidumping and countervailing duties, global and China safeguards) before administrative agencies, in appeals to U.S. courts, and in WTO dispute settlement. Nicely also counsels clients on compliance with day-to-day regulation of goods, services, and cross-border investments, including customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott, and anti-bribery laws.

“Matt is well-respected by the International Trade Bar. He has the broad international trade knowledge and deep experience with antidumping and countervailing duties cases that our clients will value,” said International Trade Department Chair F. Amanda DeBusk.

“Hughes Hubbard is a leader in the field of international trade,” said Nicely. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues and our clients around the world.”

Nicely is admitted to the Bar of the District Columbia and an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law.