Alec Baldwin Shooting Victim Was Wife Of Latham & Watkins Lawyer

The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the Ukrainian-American cinematographer fatally shot by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun, is a corporate lawyer in Latham & Watkins’ LA office.

Matt Hutchins joined Latham & Watkins this year as an associate, having previously worked as an in-house lawyer at an entertainment company and practised at Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden.   

Turning to Twitter on Friday, Matt Hutchins wrote, “Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words.  Our loss is enormous.”

Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed when Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the upcoming Western film “Rust” in New Mexico. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also injured. The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department has said it is investigating the incident. 

On Friday, Baldwin posted on social media saying that he was in shock. He said, My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Halyna Hutchins grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle and once worked as an investigative reporter in Europe. She graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015 and, in 2019, was named as one of American Cinematographers’ Rising Stars.

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