Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2011) – Morrison & Foerster LLP is pleased to announce that Robert B. Hubbell has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner in its Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group. Mr. Hubbell brings over 20 years of experience in securities litigation and accountants' liability actions, representing individuals and major companies in civil trials, arbitrations and appeals, as well as in SEC and DOJ investigations.
Mr. Hubbell has served as lead counsel on numerous securities and consumer class actions, multi-district proceedings and unfair business practice cases. He has successfully defended clients in every phase of litigation through verdict and appeal.
Jordan Eth, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice, said, "Rob has played a lead role across the full spectrum of securities litigation and internal investigations, including the most recent actions coming out of the credit crisis. His success in auditor liability cases on behalf of leading accounting firms is especially noteworthy. We are delighted to add Rob's national securities litigation reputation and skills to our strong teams representing clients in Los Angeles and nationally."
Mr. Hubbell said, "Morrison & Foerster has a well-deserved reputation for attracting the country's top litigators and a strong track record in defending major companies and officers and directors in securities cases and enforcement actions. The firm has a first-rate team of trial attorneys, including those with senior SEC and Justice Department experience. I'm looking forward to contributing to the firm's ongoing successes for its clients."
Mr. Hubbell joins from the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Mr. Hubbell served as law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and received his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.