New York, January 5, 2016 — Hughes Hubbard & Reed is pleased to announce that effective Jan. 1, Michael Huneke and Matthew Syrkin have been promoted to the partnership. The firm also elevated Benjamin Britz, Richard Koehl, Brian Liu, Marsha McIntyre and Alex Spjute to counsel.

Huneke is a member of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice in the firm’s DC office, and Syrkin is a member of Hughes Hubbard’s New Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice in New York.

Britz and McIntyre both reside in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Britz is a member of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations Group, and McIntyre is a member of the firm’s International Trade Practice. In New York, Koehl is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice, and Liu is a member of the firm’s Aviation and Equipment Finance Groups. Spjute is a litigator in Hughes Hubbard’s Los Angeles office.

“These attorneys are outstanding additions to Hughes Hubbard’s partnership and counsel,” said Candace K. Beinecke, Chair of Hughes Hubbard. “They bring a tremendous amount of specialized experience to some of the firm’s most sought after practice groups, including Anti-Corruption, Intellectual Property and International Trade.”

New Partners

Huneke has assisted US, European, and Asian clients in designing, administering and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance and corporate governance programs. He has traveled extensively in connection with his anti-corruption work. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005 and his B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he majored in economics and government and graduated with high distinction and Phi Beta Kappa.

Syrkin is a corporate attorney that provides strategic counsel and transactional support in connection with a wide range of business and legal issues arising out of the convergence of technology, e-commerce, intellectual property, data privacy, new media platforms and related products and services. He is a frequent speaker and writes extensively on emerging and disruptive technologies, including complex copyright and intellectual property matters. Syrkin earned his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004, along with a Boalt Hall Certificate in Law and Technology. He received his B.S. from Georgetown University, where he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and alpha sigma nu. He is fluent in written and spoken Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. 

New Counsel

Britz focuses particularly on anti-corruption compliance, securities enforcement and accounting and procurement fraud matters. He has performed internal investigations and due diligence exercises around the globe and across an array of industries. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his A.B. from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction.

Koehl holds a Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from Rice University. He has represented clients in high-stakes patent and trade secret cases, including several bet-the-company cases. In 2000, Koehl received a patent for his work concerning spatial and temporal ultrafast imaging and control of terahertz wave packets. 

Liu represents financial institutions, aircraft leasing companies, airlines and private equity investors in a broad spectrum of international financing and leasing transactions, with a particular focus on aviation finance. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

McIntyre’s practice covers a range of regulatory matters and she provides advice and representation to clients before the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Homeland Security and Justice. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as international trade counsel for the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser with particular responsibility for matters involving the Bureau of Economics, Energy and Business Affairs. In 2012, she received a Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the State Department, for the Government of Jamaica regarding international trade law and policy issues to foster economic growth and development. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S. from Emory University.

Spjute is a member of the firm’s litigation department and received his B.A. with honors from the University of California, Davis, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan School of Law.