New York, July 2, 2012 — Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that New York-based partner John Fellas has been appointed co-chair of the firm’s Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group. Fellas will co-chair the award-winning practice with Washington, DC-based partner John Townsend and Paris-based partner José Rosell.

“The promotion of John Fellas to co-chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Arbitration and ADR practice group constitutes a recognition of the high profile that John has achieved outside of the firm and of the leadership that he has been providing for some time within our arbitration practice,” said Townsend.

“Our practice has grown because many of the world’s leading enterprises turn to us to handle their most critical matters, including commercial arbitration and investment arbitration,” added Rosell. “The addition of John Fellas as co-chair alongside John Townsend and me reflects the growth of a practice group that has been recognized by Chambers and similar publications as one of the foremost arbitration practices in the world.”

“My partners and I are privileged to work with clients on their most sophisticated international arbitrations,” Fellas said. “I am honored by this appointment and look forward to serving alongside John and José as co-chair of one of the world’s most esteemed practices in our field.”

Hughes Hubbard’s Arbitration and ADR practice group is recognized as one of the foremost arbitration practices in the world, with more than 50 lawyers serving as arbitrator or counsel in numerous international arbitrations conducted in all parts of the world. Hughes Hubbard has conducted arbitrations under virtually every set of major international commercial arbitration rules of most of the leading institutions covering a wide range of industries and types of disputes, and the practice’s lawyers participate actively in the activities of many of those institutions. The firm’s Arbitration and ADR practice also represents sovereign states and private sector clients in a wide range of public international law matters, including international arbitration. The practice has twice received Chambers USA’s Award for Excellence, the publication’s highest award, in International Arbitration, and has been short-listed for this award every year since its inception.