Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

We are a litigation boutique founded by senior trial lawyers dedicated to using their decades of big firm litigation experience to effectively represent clients faced with sophisticated and demanding legal issues.

Firm Overview

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney was founded in 1996 by senior trial lawyers dedicated to using their decades of big firm litigation experience to represent clients faced with sophisticated and demanding legal issues effectively and responsively in a collegial small firm setting. Because we have maintained our focus, we have attracted important matters for significant clients throughout the world as well as excellent lawyers to join us.

Our firm is known internationally for expertise in commercial litigation, employment law, partnership disputes, and banking and letter of credit law. Our partner, John Kenney, is a highly regarded and sought after counsel in the defense of business crimes and government investigations. Other areas of substantive expertise include litigation involving insurance coverage, financial institutions, products liability, intellectual property, real estate, entertainment, internet and computer law, environmental law, construction disputes and contested trusts and estates matters.

On the model of British barristers, we act as litigation counsel for clients referred to us by other lawyers who know us from personal experience or by reputation within the Bar. Our lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience and have been successful at every level of the federal and state courts in New York and many other jurisdictions, and in numerous arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings.

We are frequently recommended as counsel to clients, often executives, with disputes involving large corporations, financial services organizations or the government, or when there is a dispute between major businesses or institutions that regular corporate counsel cannot handle for client conflict or business reasons. We are often recommended as New York counsel to out of state and overseas clients and we take pleasure in guiding them through what can appear to be the dense thicket of New York law and practice.

We are proud to have been selected as the New York City member of LEGUS, an organization of law firms throughout the United States and around the world.

A significant part of our practice is negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements and severance arrangements, partnership documents, shareholder agreements and other basic business arrangements. Our senior partners also act as business and personal advisers to a variety of executives and entrepreneurs.

In the final analysis, our greatest attribute is the quality of our lawyers. Our commitment to the legal profession is characterized by distinguished academic records, publications on legal topics, and extensive bar association and public service. A recent colleague is now a United States District Judge.

Main Office

Main Office
10 East 40th Street
New York NY 10016





Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP's employment law and executive counseling practice focuses on both employees and employers, in all aspects of the employment relationship. The practice includes both counseling and negotiating on behalf of individuals and companies regarding matters of concern and, when necessary, litigating such matters before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels. The employment practice is led by Laura B. Hoguet, who had 28 years of experience with banking, corporate and employment cases at the international law firm of White & Case before co-founding Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP in 1996.

On behalf of employers, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP advises clients concerning hiring and termination procedures, policies and practices, employee misconduct, proper classification of employees, litigation avoidance, and compliance with anti-discrimination laws and other federal and New York state laws governing employment, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, New York Executive Law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.

On behalf of employees, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP advises clients concerning sexual harassment and discrimination claims, compensation disputes, employment and independent contractor agreements, offer letters, severance arrangements, all forms of restrictive covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements), shareholder agreements and other business arrangements.

Joshua D. Rievman

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

Joshua D. Rievman, a partner of the firm, specializes in the litigation and arbitration of commercial disputes. He has successfully represented clients in jury and non-jury trials in New York State and federal courts, in state and federal appellate proceedings and in arbitration. Mr. Rievman also counsels employers and employees with respect to employment-related issues and represents clients in licensing transactions.

Mr. Rievman represents clients on a broad range of issues, including litigations, arbitrations and actions for injunctive relief arising out of a wide variety of domestic and international commercial transactions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability, unfair competition, trademark, securities, partnerships, banking transactions, professional sports contracts, high technology and bankruptcy. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Rievman was a partner of Coudert Brothers, and was an associate there from 1990 to 1998. At Coudert Brothers, Mr. Rievman represented European, Asian and U.S. clients in the litigation and arbitration of commercial disputes.

Mr. Rievman is the firm's representative to Legus, the international network of law firms, a member of its marketing committee and a frequent speaker at its conferences. Mr. Rievman is also a member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies. Mr. Rievman regularly speaks on issues related to the litigation and arbitration of international and domestic commercial disputes. His recent speeches have included "Discovery in the United States In Aid of Foreign Litigation Pursuant To 28 U.S.C. 1782" and "How the Creep of United States Litigation-Style Discovery and Appellate Rights Affects the Efficiency and Cost-Efficacy of Arbitration." Mr. Rievman is the author of "Is the Door Open to United States Discovery in Aid of Foreign Arbitration Proceedings" published in International Dispute Resolution, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, 2010 (Wolters Kluwer, 2010).

Mr. Rievman is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and Connecticut, the U.S. District Courts in and for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Rievman graduated from Duke University, cum laude, in 1986 and from Boston College Law School, cum laude, in 1990 where he was the Executive Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, in which he published, "Judicial Scrutiny of Native American Free Exercise Rights: Lyng and the Decline of the Yoder Doctrine", 17 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 169 (1989).


Boston College Law School