Hughes Hubbard & Reed has expanded its Latin America practice with the addition of Diego Durán de la Vega as partner and James Alford as counsel.

Durán de la Vega jumped from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and will co-chair Hughes Hubbard’s Latin America disputes practice along with Luis O’Naghten, who joined the firm in March. His practice focuses on international disputes, including white-collar defence matters, internal investigations, commercial litigation and international arbitration cases. He mainly advises and represents non-U.S. clients in U.S. litigation and U.S. clients that are facing litigation abroad.