Jared L. Hubbard

Jared L. Hubbard

Counsel
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone:
617-542-5542
Fax:
617-542-1542
E-mail:

Jared L. Hubbard represents clients in complex litigation matters, with a particular focus on helping clients navigate international disputes—including domestic and international litigation, international commercial arbitration, and investor-state arbitration.  Mr. Hubbard has represented Fortune 500 companies, high stakes investors, and sovereign countries through some of their most complex disputes.

Mr. Hubbard joined Fitch Law Partners LLP after spending seven years in Washington, DC, with the firms of Williams & Connolly LLP and White & Case LLP.  His work for these firms focused on international arbitration, investor-state arbitration, appeals, and complex domestic litigation.  Mr. Hubbard also served as an appellate law clerk to the Honorable Edith Brown Clement on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
 
Mr. Hubbard is a graduate of Rice University (B.A. History, B.S. Chemical Physics, cum laude), the University of Texas School of Law (J.D. with high honors), and the University of Edinburgh Law School (LL.M. International Law with distinction).  While at Rice, he served as a research assistant to Nobel Prize winner Richard Smalley, and was a co-author on four published scientific papers.

Mr. Hubbard serves as a leader for complex and international disputes among the Boston bar, as a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council and Amicus and Appellate Bench-Bar Committees of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association.  Mr. Hubbard was recently selected as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, which trains the next generation of leaders of the bar.
 
Named by the National Law Journal as a 2017 ADR Champion, Mr. Hubbard also regularly wins awards for his strong legal writing, including the Thompson & Knight International Note Award, the W.A. Wilson Prize, and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s (CPR) 2017 Y-ADR Writing Award.  He is also regularly called upon to speak on issues of complex litigation and international disputes.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully defended a power plant construction company in an arbitration under the ICC rules involving a power plant in Afghanistan.
  • Successfully defended a major medical equipment manufacturer in an arbitration under the HKIAC rules involving a contract dispute with a Chinese manufacturer.
  • Successfully represented, along with Brazilian co-counsel, a multi-billion dollar investor regarding the sale of shares in a major Brazilian retailer.
  • Represented a major African telecommunications company in an ICSID arbitration alleging violations of a Bilateral Investment Treat (BIT), including expropriation by a North African country.
  • Defended a Central Asian country against claimed violations of fair and equitable treatment under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).
  • Defended against claims alleging BIT violations on the basis that the investment was not lawfully made.
  • Successfully challenged a $10 million verdict in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on behalf of a multi-billion-dollar Middle Eastern company.
  • Successfully challenged certification of a wage and hour class action under Rule 23(f) in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on behalf of a large restaurant chain.
  • Drafted Amicus Curiae brief for the United States Supreme Court. Issues raised in Amicus brief became central to the parties’ arguments and were quoted and addressed by the Court.
  • Successfully defended class action brought on behalf of more than 30,000 employees, including prevailing on a Rule 15 denial to amend the complaint to add tens of thousands of additional employees to the case.
  • Successfully defended Louisiana businessman against federal bribery charges in a white collar criminal investigation, leading to the Government’s decision not to prosecute.
  • Defended a major pharmacy distribution company accused of criminal kickbacks and civil FCA violations.
  • Successfully defended an international organization against antitrust violations by arguing that the Plaintiff had failed to properly serve the organization and that proper service would not be possible.