Fara Tabatabai


Fara Tabatabai is a partner and experienced litigator in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s New York office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial and products liability litigation and arbitration. She represents U.S., Canadian, European, and Asian clients in a variety of industries and has served as litigation and trial counsel in numerous high-stakes domestic and international disputes.  She has particular experience in cross-border disputes and acted as counsel to the European debtors of the Nortel Networks enterprise in the first U.S.-Canadian cross-border trial in history. In 2019, the New York Law Journal selected Ms. Tabatabai as one of the New York legal profession’s “Rising Stars.” Crain’s New York Business Magazine also selected Ms. Tabatabai as one of its “Notable Women in Law” for 2020.

Ms. Tabatabai is also committed to providing quality pro bono legal services. She has received several awards for her pro bono work, including two Legal Aid Society awards for her role in litigation against New York State to increase housing subsidies for low-income families and a Commitment to Justice Award for her work on an immigration case for Her Justice, an organization that provides legal services to low-income women.

Ms. Tabatabai currently serves as President of the Iranian American Bar Association’s New York Chapter and as a Member of the Corporate Leadership Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation.