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Hillary Hughes | Business Lawyer | Entertainment Lawyer


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Ms. Hughes’s practice focuses primarily on business, technology and sports and entertainment transactions.  She has a broad background in such areas as brand management, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, outsourcing and life sciences.  Ms. Hughes serves as the Chair of the firm’s Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group.

The clients of her Sports, Arts & Entertainment practice include new and established recording artists, actors, television personalities, writers, producers, journalists, broadcasters, photographers, fashion designers, culinary artists, talent managers and athletes as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists.  Ms. Hughes counsels these clients on the legal aspects of their businesses, from day-to-day matters to sophisticated transactions.  She has been interviewed by the Sports Business Journal and quoted on E! News on celebrity matters and trends in the law.

Ms. Hughes also advises established businesses, entrepreneurs and start-up and early-stage businesses.  Her business clients operate in such diverse industries as media and communications, technology, marketing, design, pharmaceuticals, electronics, consumer goods, food & beverages, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and other goods and services industries.  The transactions on which Ms. Hughes counsels them are often cross-border in nature.

Prior to undertaking transactional practice, Ms. Hughes gained experience in trial and appellate litigation.  She has successfully advocated before the Appellate Division of the State of New York.  Litigating commercial and tort cases, Ms. Hughes has also participated in numerous alternative dispute resolution forums. She currently serves as an arbitrator in the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court for the City of New York.

Ms. Hughes's legal education concentrated on foreign and international law, and she was recognized for her achievements in that field of study with the CALI award for Excellence for the Future in International Law.

She is dedicated to pro bono service to both non-profit organizations and individuals unable to afford legal services and to personal volunteer service to a variety of public charities. Her involvement in the legal community includes membership in local bar associations such as the New York County Lawyers’ Association, where she served as chair of its Corporation Law Committee for seven years. She is also a member of the Sports, Entertainment and International Law and Practice Sections of the American, New York State, and New York Women's Bar Associations. Ms. Hughes is also a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

Position Organization Location Duration
Owner/PartnerGarvey Schubert BarerNew York, NY06/2009 - Present
PartnerSonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, n/k/a DentonsNew York, NY01/2007 - 06/2009
School Degree Major Graduation
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityJD Law School1997  
Emory UniversityB.A.Anthropology1993
State / Court Date
New York1998
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation        
    Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Women in Music        
    Women in Sports and Events        
    The Recording Academy        
    National Sports Marketing Network        
    Sports Lawyers Association        
    85 Broads        
    Women's Bar Association of the State of New York        
    Jewish Lawyers' Guild        
    Association of the Bar of New York City        
    New York State Bar Association        
    American Bar Association        
    New York County Lawyer
  • Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York | New York Times Magazine        | 2016
    Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York | New York Times Magazine | 2015
    Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York | New York Times Magazine | 2014
    Leading Lawyer | Chambers USA | 2015
    Leading Lawyer | Chambers USA | 2014
    Top Attorney in the New York Metro Area | American Registry |2013
  • Contact Hillary Hughes in regards to past case results

  • "Tips On Making Unpaid Internships Work," Sports & Entertainment Beat Blog, June 3, 2015.

    "Music Industry Considering Uniform Weekly Album Release Day," Sports and Entertainment Beat, August 15, 2014.

    "Student Athletes or Employees? The Implications of Student Athletes Unionizing," Garvey Schubert Barer Legal Update, March 28, 2014.

    "Spotify Provides New Monetization Opportunity For Music Artists," Garvey Schubert Barer Legal Update, January 22, 2014.

    "New California Online Privacy Law Takes Effect on January 1, 2014," Garvey Schubert Barer Legal Update, December 31, 2013.

    "Upcoming Availability of Internationalized Domain Names Offers Brand Expansion Opportunities While Posing Cybersquatting Risks," Garvey Schubert Barer Legal Update, November 11, 2009.
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Hillary Hughes
100 Wall St
Fl 20
New York, NY 10005
40.7051418,-74.0069548

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  • The lawyers and staff of Garvey Schubert Barer operate from six strategic locations - Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Anchorage, Alaska, Washington, DC, New York, New York and Beijing, China. We work as a team across geographic boundaries to protect or expand the interests of our clients in multiple jurisdictions. We leverage resources and capabilities at all six of our offices to deliver seamless client service.

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