Jared L. Hubbard
Mr. 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 also has extensive appellate experience, and frequently represents parties and amicus curiae before the United States Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Education And Distinctions
- Clerk, Hon. Edith Brown Clement, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- The University of Edinburgh Law School, LL.M., International Law with distinction
- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with high honors; Member Texas Law Review
- Rice University, B.A. History, B.S. Chemical Physics, cum laude
- Named by the National Law Journal as a 2017 ADR Champion
- Graduate of the Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy
More About Jared L. Hubbard
Mr. Hubbard joined FITCH 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.
While studying Chemical Physics at Rice University, Mr. Hubbard served as a research assistant to Nobel Prize winner Richard Smalley, and was a co-author on four published scientific papers. He has frequently applied this scientific background to his legal practice, litigating complex technical and scientific disputes for his clients. Mr. Hubbard routinely works directly with scientific experts to help translate their expertise for courts and arbitrators.
Mr. Hubbard also serves as a leader for complex and international disputes among the Boston bar. Mr. Hubbard is the President of the Boston International Arbitration Council. He also serves as a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association and is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Hubbard is a graduate 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 receives 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.
Cases of Note
As An Advocate
- Defended Chinese company accused of trade secret misappropriation by a major American manufacturer.
- Successfully removed and obtained dismissal of a lawsuit attempting to interfere in an ongoing international arbitration.
- Represented international law professors in amicus curiae brief before the United States Supreme Court regarding interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
- 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 on a criminal law issue. 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.
Professional Activities and Associations
- President, Boston International Arbitration Council
- Member, Boston Bar Association, Complex Commercial Litigation Section
- Steering Committee Member, Boston Bar Association, International Law Section
- Admitted to the Massachusetts and Texas state bars, the District of Columbia bar, the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts, District of Columbia and Northern District of Texas, the Court of Appeals for the First and Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.