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Duane L. Hughes

Duane L. Hughes

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Managing Director, Legal and Compliance
New York, NY, USA

Duane L. Hughes is an Managing Director in the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Duane manages a team of attorneys who counsel the Firm's U.S. - based International Wealth Management, Private Wealth Management and Referrals businesses. Duane specializes in securities, broker-dealer, cross border and emerging markets law and regulation. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in October 2000, Duane formed part of the Latin American capital markets team at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Duane's other past employers are Shearman & Sterling and Lucent Technologies. Duane has been PLI Faculty Member on the Nuts and Bolts of Structured Products program.

Duane's contagious enthusiasm for diversity matters has contributed tremendously to the greater legal community. He is a sought after panelist and speaker on the subjects of diversity and inclusion, having spoken at the City Bar, Sullivan & Cromwell, Mayer Brown, Shearman & Sterling, Simpson Thacher, Kramer Levin, Clifford Chance and McGuire Woods. In 2010, the City Bar honored Duane with one of its prestigious Diversity Champion Awards. Duane also formed part of the core team responsible for the Firm's receipt of the coveted 2012 Employer of Choice Award - Northeast Region from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Duane holds a JD, MBA and MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA degree summa cum laude from Howard University. Duane speaks Portuguese and Spanish and is former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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