Hugh McCullough

Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Hugh McCullough

Hugh McCullough

Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Biography

Hugh McCullough advises clients in complex commercial litigations, bankruptcies, state court receiverships, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, and secured financing transactions. He has handled cases in a variety of courts, including arguments in the Washington Supreme Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Secured Financing
Hugh has experience negotiating, structuring, and securing a variety of financings in and out of bankruptcy. He represented secured creditors in connection with post-bankruptcy credit agreements extended to Altrec, Lyondell Chemical, Quantum Fuel Systems, and WCI Communities. He advises clients on debtor-in-possession financing orders and cash collateral orders, and represents financial institutions in troubled loans and out-of-court workouts.

Bankruptcy Sales
In recent engagements, Hugh represented debtors, creditors, and bidders in bankruptcy and receivership sales, including the sale of a producer of alternative fuel systems, the sale of a substantial Washington gaming operation, the sale of a bank in Idaho, the sale of inventory by a fashion retailer, the sale of certain assets of the maker of agricultural products, and the sale of a sporting goods retailer in Oregon.

Fraudulent Transfer and Fiduciary Duty Litigation
Hugh represents plaintiffs and defendants in connection with fraudulent transfer and fiduciary duty litigation. His representations include work on behalf of a Chapter 7 trustee pursuing claims against various defendants, work on behalf of a former officer of a mortgage origination company defending against avoidance and fiduciary duty claims, and work on behalf of a former owner of a company who was sued by the company’s bankruptcy trustee. He has also defended professionals unfairly accused of acting improperly in connection with various bankruptcy cases.

Payments Industry
Hugh regularly advises clients in the payments industry on various litigation and bankruptcy matters. He represented card issuers and payment processors in connection with the bankruptcies of an airline, several retailers, and a manufacturer of consumer products. He helps card issuers and payment processors to protect their rights.

Power Industry
Hugh's experience includes the power industry. He advises power generators and marketers on protecting their rights before and after bankruptcy. He represented parties in connection with the bankruptcy cases of Dynegy Holdings and AES Eastern Energy, each a significant power generator in the New York area. He has also advised power generators and marketers on ways to protect themselves from counterparty bankruptcies.

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B.A., History & Political Science

Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State is the oldest public university in the state of Kansas.It had a record high enrollment of 24,378 students for the Fall 2012 semester.Branch campuses are located in Salina and Olathe. Salina houses the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.The university is classified as a research university with high research (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

J.D., cum laude, Dean's List

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

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ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice. Founded in 1888, the Washington State Bar Association is part of the judicial branch, exercising a governmental function authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 35,000 lawyers. The WSBA both regulates lawyers under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. As a regulatory agency, the WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; and administers the lawyer discipline system. As a professional association, the WSBA provides continuing legal education for attorneys, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national business and litigation law firm representing businesses based throughout the United States and around the world. The company was founded in 1908 and it is based in Seattle, Washington.

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

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Craft Fridkin & Rhyne Llc/Fa, part of Lathrop & Gage LLP, is an American company located in Kansas City, MO. The firm provides legal services. It was acquired by Lathrop & Gage LLP on 01 Jan 04.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Washington Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of New York
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