Gregory D. Hughes
  1. Counsel

Mr. Hughes is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Executive Compensation Group in Northern California. He advises clients on a range of compensation and benefits matters, both in the course of clients’ day-to-day operations and in connection with corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

He also advises on application of the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA to investment products and services.

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of New York


  • B.A., English, University of Michigan, 1989
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1995
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007

Professional History

  • Counsel, Davis Polk, since 2018
  • Associate, Arnold & Porter, 2010-2018
  • Associate, SNR Denton, 2009-2010
  • Associate, Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, 2007-2008