Managing Partner: Walfrido J Martinez
Deputy Managing Partner: Robin Russell
Chairman, Executive Committee: George C Howell III
Number of partners worldwide: 401
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 568
Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products and technology. Areas of practice focus include capital markets, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, P3, public finance and infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the United States and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the firm is aligned with clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. Visit HuntonAK.com and follow the firm on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Main Areas of Practice:
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm regularly handles major bankruptcy and creditors’ rights representations for a range of clients investing in, or facing, distressed situations. The firm has extensive experience, and has achieved success in complex restructurings, corporate reorganizations and distressed investing in federal and state courts across the US, including the traditional bankruptcy forums of the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware.
Hunton Andrews Kurth offers clients comprehensive legal services across the vast corporate spectrum. With a strong focus on understanding each client’s strategic business objectives, the firm advises virtually every form of corporate entity, from startups and privately held companies to publicly-traded, multinational corporations; MLPs; REITs; private equity entities; and financial institutions. The firm’s representation includes issuers, underwriters and investors in capital markets transactions; financial advisors, special committees and investors in complex M&A transactions; and clients facing regulatory and corporate governance matters. In conjunction, the tax team provides efficient solutions and proactive approaches in all transactions. Clients come from the myriad industries of today’s global economy, including financial services, energy, real estate, retail and consumer products, manufacturing and healthcare.
Cybersecurity & Privacy:
With lawyers located in the US, Europe and Asia, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s renowned global practice focuses on all aspects of cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, including developing and implementing privacy and information security programs; preventing and managing cyber events; responding to information data breaches; and advising on legal compliance with numerous international, US state and federal laws. The firm has assisted clients with more than 1,200 data breaches worldwide, handling every aspect of the breach event.
Energy & Infrastructure:
The firm’s energy and infrastructure practice advises sponsors, lenders, investors, independent power producers, government enterprises and other project participants on the development, acquisition and financing of capital-intensive energy projects (including traditional oil, gas, LNG, coal and nuclear, as well as wind, solar, hydro and biomass), as well as water and sewer, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects across the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. In addition, we regularly advise on the formation of wholesale market energy systems, capital markets and commercial and structured financings. The firm’s attorneys represent clients through an effective, multidisciplinary approach that offers a broad range of experience in financing, tax, environmental and land use, FERC and energy regulation, project development and real estate, allowing us to provide seamless representation across the life of project.
Hunton Andrews Kurth is on the front lines of emerging environmental issues in the US Supreme Court and other federal and state courts; with federal and state regulatory agencies; and before the US Congress. The firm advises clients over the entire lifecycle of environmental issues, from initial legislative and policy developments, through implementation, compliance, responses to enforcement actions and court challenges. The firm provides counsel in the full range of environmental matters, including air, water, natural resources, hazardous waste, brownfield remediation, toxic torts, asbestos and climate change issues.
Labor & Employment:
The firm’s labor and employment team understands the many challenges facing employers today. Attorneys have earned deserved reputations as ‘go to’ lawyers for major employment, wage and hour, labor relations and public accessibility cases across the nation. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience defending class, collective and mass actions, and have the distinction of being some of the few lawyers in the US who have tried complex representative proof cases to jury verdicts.
The firm’s litigation practice has the collective knowledge and extensive trial experience required to help clients identify and manage potential risks, respond to existing or threatened litigation, and pursue resolution in every available venue. Clients seek out Hunton Andrews Kurth for its proven track record to litigate matters, particularly in the disciplines of antitrust and competition; banking and finance; bankruptcy and restructuring; construction; corporate governance; e-commerce; energy and development; environmental and regulatory matters; insurance; IP; labor and employment; M&A; product liability and mass tort; securities; tax; white collar defense and investigations. The firm’s accomplished issues-and-appeals practice represents clients in appellate courts nationwide, including in the US Supreme Court and in state and federal courts of appeal. The firm also advises foreign entities with operations, investments and strategic alliances in the US.