New York, New York, June 28, 2019 – The Board of Judges of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced today that Sarah Cave, co-chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Professional Services practice group, has been selected to serve as a magistrate judge for an eight-year term.

In her new role, Cave will assist district court judges by facilitating the disposition of certain civil and criminal cases. She will assume the seat presently occupied by Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman, who is retiring after 23 years of service.

During her 18-year career at Hughes Hubbard, Cave developed experience in a wide range of practice areas, including contracts, securities class actions, accountants' liability, and commercial litigation. She has worked extensively on several of the largest litigations arising out of the financial crisis, handling major proceedings in the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers, MF Global, and Bernard L. Madoff Securities, among others.

At Hughes Hubbard, Cave has also served as co-chair of the firm’s Personnel and Pro Bono Committees, and as a member of the Compensation Committee. She has been repeatedly recognized by the legal community for her extraordinary efforts. She is a 10-time recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award, and is a 2015 recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s Public Interest Law Leadership Award. She was also named a New York Law Journal "Lawyer Who Leads by Example” in 2012.

Cave is also actively involved in the New York City Bar Association, where she serves on the Executive Committee. She is a current member of the board of directors of The Legal Aid Society, where she serves as co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

“Sarah has been a key part of the fabric of our firm,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “She has been an extraordinary advocate for our clients, an exceptional leader of our pro bono work, and a champion for women’s initiatives and diversity. We congratulate her on this prestigious appointment.”

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