John D. Hughes: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

John D. Hughes

Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-951-3373

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Securities Litigation
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation
  • Coverage & Claims
  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
 
University Columbia University, B.A., 1971
 
Law SchoolSuffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1974
 
AdmittedNew York; Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Professional Liability Underwriters Society
fellow in The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

 
BornWorcester, Massachusetts, August 28, 1949
 
Biography

John practices business litigation and has extensive trial and appellate experience in courts throughout the country. He assists liability insurers with complex claims and coverage matters. He also represents insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation in state and federal courts. Many of his engagements have concerned financial institutions, particularly banks, investment advisers, mutual funds, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds, and insurance and securities brokers. These cases have involved claims under ERISA, the Investment Company and Investment Advisers Acts of 1940, federal and state securities laws and state law on negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.

In addition, John represents property and casualty insurers with respect to large exposure, complex claims. These have involved the successful resolution of allocation, aggregation and equitable contribution issues.

John has been named a New England Super Lawyer and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. John has also achieved an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell , in which John's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence and has is recognized in the The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2014.
•John is actively involved in the representation of liability insurers in coverage litigation throughout the country in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts.

•He has represented investment advisers in fee dispute litigation under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and state law.

•John litigates accounting malpractice cases, including both audit and tax preparation services, in state trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

•He continues to represent employers in employment discrimination cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Representative Decisions
Morgan Fuel & Heating Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., et al., No. 272/11 (Sup. Ct., Dutchess Cty., Dec. 21, 2011), aff'd, 2013 WL 1811259 (2d Dep't 2013) (summary judgment for insurers in a dispute concerning the scope of coverage afforded by the insuring agreement of certain CGL policies and application of the policies' workers' compensation exclusion).

Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, 87 A.D. 3d 1057, 930 N.Y.S. 2d 215 (2d Dep't 2011).

XL Specialty Insurance Co. v. John D. Agoglia, et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16244 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 2, 2009).

Millennium Partners, L.P. v. Select Insurance Company, 68 A.D.3d 420, 889 N.Y.S.2d 575 (1st Dep't 2009).

Finn v. National Union Fire Inc. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 452 Mass. 690, 896 N.E.2d 272 (Mass. 2008).

GE HFS Holdings, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 520 F. Supp. 2d 213 (D. Mass. 2007).

Besides Edwards Wildman

John is a member of the Union Boat Club and sits on the Advisory Board of Greater Boston Catholic Charities. John is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Insights
2014 PLUS Conference
November 6, 2014

Edwards Wildman's John D. Hughes, Partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Department, will participate in a panel entitled Underwriters Under Fire: Increasingly on the Hot Seat at the PLUS Annual Conference in Las Vegas on November 6, 2014.
event
American Conference Institute's 18th Forum on D&O Liability Insurance
October 1, 2014

Edwards Wildman's John D. Hughes, Partner in the Insurance and Reinsurace Department, participated in a panel entitled D&O and Financial Institutions at the ACI 18th Forum on D&O Liability Insurance on October 1, 2014. event
Advisen's 2014 Management Liability Insights Conference
September 23, 2014

Edwards Wildman's John D. Hughes, Partner in the Insurance and Reinsurace Department, participated in a panel entitled Coverage and Claims: Why are Underwriting results suffering? at the Advisen's 2014 Management Liability Insights Conference on September 23, 2014.
event
PLUS Webinar: An Insurer's Duty to Advance, Notwithstanding Coverage Defenses
August 19, 2014 event
CNA Lunch & Learn Series
May 1, May 28 and June 18, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes, Robert DiUbaldo and Alexander Henlin will present a webcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter entitled: Retentions, Deductibles and Retained Limits
June 6, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes and Robert DiUbaldo will present a webcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter entitled: Occurrence and Allocation Issues Under CGL Policies
June 3, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes, Robert DiUbaldo and Laura Bange will present a webcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter entitled: Insurer's Duty to Defend Notwithstanding Coverage Defenses: Part 2
May 16, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes, Robert DiUbaldo and Laura Bange will present a webcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter entitled: Insurer's Duty to Defend Notwithstanding Coverage Defenses: Part 1
May 13, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Director Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
February 2014

News
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes Discusses Professional Liability Insurance in Financial Planning
October 29, 2014
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes Weighs in On How Data Breaches Bring Litigation Related to Directors and Officers Liability in Business Insurance
June 9, 2014
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes Examines the National Hockey League Concussion Lawsuits in Law360
April 23, 2014
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes Analyzes How Supreme Court's Ruling Could Reshape D&O Liability Insurance Market in Business Insurance
December 2, 2013
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes Analyze Shareholder Derivative Litigation in The Brief
August 21, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Insurance Attorneys Author Article on Potential Claims and Implicated Coverages from Marathon Bombings in Claims Management Magazine
May 9, 2013
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes Comments on Missouri Federal Ruling in Sex Abuse Case in Law360
December 3, 2012
In the Hedge Fund Law Report, John Hughes Analyzes Fiduciary Liability Insurance
August 23, 2012
In Law360 Article, John Hughes Contend That Business Judgment Rule Will Benefit ARS Defendants
November 18, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Recognized in 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
March 1, 2010

 
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Director Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far More Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
John O. Faurescu,Arzum Gunalcin,Alexander G. Henlin,John D. Hughes,Jonathan Yorke, February 17, 2014
American and British directors of corporations should be mindful of the different standards of conduct, obligations, and potential personal liability when holding directorships in Turkish companies, particularly if such companies’ financial situation is deteriorating. Unlike the rules...


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John D. Hughes

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613




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