Mr. Kevin T. Abikoff


Columbia University, School of Law, J.D., 1988, Law Review, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Boston University, B.A., 1985, summa cum laude, with distinction

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia, 1989 New York, 2014

Pennsylvania, 1988

Texas, 2001


Areas of Focus:

Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations


Banking & Financial Services Class Actions


Corporate Governance International Trade Litigation

Mergers & Acquisitions Securities Enforcement Securities Litigation

White Collar & Regulatory Defense


Areas of Concentration:

Deputy Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

Co-chairman, Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group Co-chairman, Securities Litigation practice group.

Executive Committee member.

Securities and white-collar criminal litigation, enforcement, regulation and counseling with an emphasis on the representation of corporations, individuals and other entities in anti- corruption (including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA]) matters (investigations, due diligence and counseling), securities and insurance litigation, regulatory, enforcement and arbitration proceedings, particularly class-action litigation, securities disclosure counseling, and designing and implementing insurance and securities compliance policies, procedures and programs.

World Bank Group and other international financial institutions sanctions matters, including compliance, inspections, investigations, settlements, cooperation, coordination with monitors, and litigating contested sanctions proceedings.

Corporate governance with an emphasis on shareholder derivative proceedings, conducting internal investigations, counseling board committees, and designing and implementing corporate compliance program.


Professional Activities:

Representative, B20 Energy, Climate, & Resource Efficiency Taskforce, 2016

Member, B20 Anti-Corruption Taskforce, Germany 2017

Member, B20 Anti-Corruption Taskforce, China 2016

Member, B20 Anti-Corruption Taskforce, Turkey 2015

Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2012 – 2017 (published by Washington Post Magazine)

Faculty member, TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation Program (current)

Steering Committee member, American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Section, Anti-Corruption Committee

Current member, Certification Committee of ETHIC Intelligence International, Paris (First US Member) 2010

Editorial board, eSecurities (Leader Publications), 1998 – 2002

Editorial board, Federal Regulation of Securities, (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing), 1994 – 1997

Member, Market Conduct Committee, American Council of Life Insurers, 1999 – 2001 Board of directors, Holocaust Museum (Houston), 2000 – 2001

Board of directors, Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable, 1999 – 2001


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