November 16, 2018 — Hughes Hubbard has been selected for inclusion for the first time in the 2018 Global Investigations Review (GIR) 100, an independent guide to the world's best firms for international investigations.
Since 2015, GIR has selected 100 firms from around the world that it deems most able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations. Rankings for the annual guide are based on extensive research, including the number of active cases, how high-profile those cases are and hours billed by the firm with regard to investigations.
An Oct. 26 profile of the firm praised Hughes Hubbard for "an especially strong U.S. investigations practice" and noted it is assisting European aircraft manufacturer Airbus in a highly publicized corruption case.
The profile also noted that Kevin Abikoff, deputy chair of HHR and co-chair of both the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations group and the Securities Litigation practice, served as the corporate compliance monitor for chemical manufacturer Innospec and was an independent anti-corruption compliance monitor for the United Nations.
With the recent hires of Laura Perkins and Ryan Fayhee, the profile said, "the firm has further cemented its investigations prowess." The profile also mentioned Ed Little, Bryan Sillaman, Roel Campos, Dan Weiner, Marc Weinstein and Nicolas Tollet.
Earlier this year, Perkins, co-chair of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations group, was among the "100 remarkable female lawyers" profiled in GIR's Women in Investigations 2018 feature. In 2016, Tollet was named to GIR's “Inside In-House” inaugural survey of the top investigations and compliance specialists worldwide.