Nicolas Swerdloff

Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Nicolas Swerdloff

Nicolas Swerdloff

Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Biography

Nicolas Swerdloff is the Managing Partner of the Miami, Florida office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on complex litigation and arbitration, both international and domestic. He especially concentrates on financial services, securities, professional liability and foreign sovereign litigation.

Mr. Swerdloff, for example, successfully represented Ernst & Young Hong Kong in a three-week arbitration hearing, where the panel found that our client had not been negligent and rejected a $500 million malpractice claim. He also led the defense of ALSTOM, the French conglomerate, in a succession of fraud and breach of warranty actions filed in federal and state courts in Florida seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages based on alleged deficiencies in the propulsion systems installed on luxury cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines, all of which ultimately settled on favorable terms. In addition, Mr. Swerdloff prosecuted actions on behalf of BNP Paribas and its affiliate Banco Nazionale del Lavoro in federal court in New York resulting in judgments in the hundreds of millions of dollars against the Republic of Argentina after it defaulted on $115 billion of sovereign debt, one of the largest sovereign debt defaults in history. He has also served as a key member of the Hughes Hubbard team representing Lorillard Tobacco Company as national coordinating counsel in smoking and health litigation throughout the country, including in thousands of cases in Florida.

Mr. Swerdloff is ranked in Chambers.

He also serves as an arbitrator and is a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association. He has been with Hughes Hubbard, in New York and Miami, since 1983.

Areas of Concentration

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Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations

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Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Banking and Financial Services

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International

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Latin America

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Litigation

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Product Liability & Toxic Torts

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Professional Liability

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Securities Litigation

Other Activities

* Member, American Bar Association, International Law and Litigation Sections
* Past Chair, Florida Bar, International Law Section
* Member, American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals

Recognition

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Ranked in Chambers U.S.A. (Florida, Litigation)

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Included in Florida Super Lawyers for International

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Included in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2013

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Ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Florida: 2008 (Commercial Arbitration Chapter)

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Included in Best Lawyers in America

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Named a Top Lawyer in South Florida Legal Guide

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Named in Florida Trend as one of the Florida Legal Elite

Court Admissions

* United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.
* United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

Overview
Career Highlights

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

RelSci Relationships

691

Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

8

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Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Co-Chairman, Securities Litigation Practice Group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Chair, International Trade Department at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Managing Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Education
B.A. in Anthropology & Economics, cum laude
Class of 1980

Stony Brook University is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world. After less than 60 years of existence, it’s ranked among the top 100 universities in the nation.

J.D., cum laude, Dean's List

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Panel of Neutrals
Current

American Arbitration Association provides conflict management and dispute resolution services. It provides a forum for the hearing of disputes, rules, and procedures, and a roster of impartial experts to resolve cases. In addition to dispute resolution services, the American Arbitration Association offers training and helps develop arbitration and mediation systems. It maintains offices in the U.S. and one in Ireland; in addition, it works with arbitration groups located in other countries. It was founded in 1926 and is located in New York, NY.

Member
Prior

The Fordham Law Review is a scholarly journal serving the legal profession and the public by discussing current legal issues. Each volume comprises six books, three each semester, totaling over 3,000 pages. Managed by a board of eighteen student editors, the Law Review is a working journal, not merely an honor society. Nevertheless, Law Review membership is considered among the highest scholarly achievements at the Law School. The Fordham Law Review is the fifth-most cited law review in cases and other journals, and ranked eleventh in Washington & Lee University's most recent annual study.

Career History
Managing Partner
1983 - Current

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its services include corporate governance, M&A, capital markets, private equity, equipment finance & banking legal services. The company was founded by Charles Evan Hughes in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Arbitrator
Tenure Unconfirmed

American Arbitration Association provides conflict management and dispute resolution services. It provides a forum for the hearing of disputes, rules, and procedures, and a roster of impartial experts to resolve cases. In addition to dispute resolution services, the American Arbitration Association offers training and helps develop arbitration and mediation systems. It maintains offices in the U.S. and one in Ireland; in addition, it works with arbitration groups located in other countries. It was founded in 1926 and is located in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its services include corporate governance, M&A, capital markets, private equity, equipment finance & banking legal services. The company was founded by Charles Evan Hughes in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

$2,300
2008

Former Senator from New York

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Court Admission: US District Court, Middle District of Florida
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