January 8, 2020 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed is pleased to announce that effective Jan. 1, Alan Kravitz and Dustin Smith have been promoted to the partnership. The firm also elevated Amina Hassan and Tamara Kraljic to counsel.

Kravitz is a member of Hughes Hubbard’s Tax department, and Smith is a member the Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy group; both are based in New York.

Hassan is a litigator and a member of the Employment and Unfair Competition group, also in Hughes Hubbard’s New York office. Kraljic is a member of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations group and resides in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

“These exceptional attorneys are excellent additions to Hughes Hubbard’s partnership and counsel,” said Ted Mayer, Chair of Hughes Hubbard. “They are uniquely versatile, and their breadth of knowledge, experience, and strong work ethic have contributed to their success in some of the firm’s most sophisticated matters.”

New Partners

Kravitz focuses his practice on the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and structured finance. He has deep experience in aviation finance and equipment finance transactions, and has provided tax advice to underwriters, issuers, lenders and other involved parties. He regularly assists companies and funds with tax matters relating to structuring and implementing the acquisition and disposition of subsidiaries and portfolio companies, both domestic and multinational, and bank financings, debt restructurings and capital markets offerings, with a particular focus on the media and technology, telecommunications and transport and logistics sectors.
He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in physics, and received his J.D., also from Columbia, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Smith represents companies restructuring their financial affairs both in and out of court, as well as representing secured and general creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, and adversary and collateral proceedings. He has assisted with the recovery of customer and proprietary assets and resolved various disputes on behalf of the trustee in the Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc. bankruptcies, including the investigation of the events leading to the failure of these entities, resolution of thousands of individual claims, litigation regarding various financial instruments and transactions, and the monetization and distribution of billions of assets.

He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he became proficient in German and studied for a year in the Middle East, and a graduate of Cornell Law School, where he was a Managing Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He is Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee.

New Counsel

Hassan represents U.S. and foreign clients in a wide range of litigation matters. Her practice focuses on complex litigation and investigations, and on employment matters. She has successfully represented clients in, among others, employment litigation, securities litigation, auditor defense and bankruptcy and SIPA litigation. She has experience litigating class actions, handling cross-border matters and representing clients before regulatory and administrative agencies. 

Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Hassan attended Lahore University of Management Sciences on a merit scholarship, and graduated top of her class with a B.S. in Computer and Social Sciences. Hassan came to the U.S. to attend Columbia Law School, where she received her JD. 

Kraljic, a native of Europe and fluent in English, French and German, advises clients on a range of anti-corruption and dispute resolution matters. Her practice focuses on managing global compliance risk assessments and internal investigations as well as advising on resolution efforts with enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the French Anti-Corruption Agency.  Kraljic also counsels clients on designing compliance programs and conducting transactional compliance diligence. Kraljic has experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and has successfully represented clients before U.S. state courts and international institutions such as the World Bank Group.

Kraljic is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she completed her LL.M. Prior, Kraljic studied at Sciences Po Paris and graduated cum laude from the University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. She earned her B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from King’s College London, where she graduated summa cum laude.

About Hughes Hubbard 

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a New York-based international law firm with a relentless focus on delivering successful results to our clients in their most complex matters.  With a combination of scale and agility, we provide clients innovative and effective solutions to their problems and adapt to changing market conditions. Known for our collaborative culture, as well as our diversity and pro bono achievements, Hughes Hubbard has a distinguished history dating back more than a century. For more information, visit hugheshubbard.com