Meaghan Gragg is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department, a member of the firm's Arbitration and Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy groups, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Meaghan has extensive experience in handling high-stakes complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, financial institution litigation and insolvency-related litigation.
Meaghan is also a member of the firm's Art Law group and advises artists, collectors, art advisors, estates, galleries, museums, non-profits and others in a variety of matters.
In 2017, Meaghan was one of 30 attorneys under 40 named by the New York Law Journal as a “Rising Star.” She is also listed by Legal 500.
Meaghan serves on the Boards of the Legal Aid Society, New York County Lawyers Association and Performance Space New York.
Law clerk, the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2006 – 2008
Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2018)
Board Member, Legal Aid Society
Board Member, New York County Lawyers Association
Board Member, Performance Space New York
Named by the New York Law Journal as a "Rising Star," 2017
Named by New York Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," 2015-2017
Listed by Legal 500
Co-author, with James B. Kobak, "Limited Liability Companies," Chapter 104 in Commercial Litigation in New York State, Fifth Edition, edited by Robert L. Haig
Highlighted Speaking Engagements
Panelist, “Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration: Prague Rules versus IBA Rules,” The 4th International CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration, National Law University, Jodhpur, India, October 5, 2019
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Representation of Las Vegas-based casino operator Global Gaming Asset Management (GGAM) in obtaining a $296 million award in a Singapore-seated commercial arbitration in its dispute with a premier gaming resort owner in the Philippines arising out of the early termination of GGAM’s management contract
Representation of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in a Tokyo-seated arbitration in obtaining a $40.3 million award to its uranium supplier, Cameco Inc., less than 6% of the $700 million that Cameco sought in a dispute arising out of TEPCO’s termination of the parties’ long-term supply contract based on its force majeure provision after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to the Japanese government’s moratorium on nuclear power
Representation of the Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc. in numerous litigations arising in that liquidation proceeding, the largest in history
Representation of the Trustee for the SIPA liquidation of MF Global Inc., the eighth-largest in history, in the litigation of a $700 million dispute with the administrator of MF Global Inc.'s former U.K. affiliate
Representation of the Chapter 11 Debtors in the successful reorganization of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries in litigation of disputes over the Debtors’ comprehensive settlements with Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines
Representation of the Chapter 11 Debtors in the successful reorganization of CST Industries Holdings Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries in litigation of an equitable subordination and lender liability action
Representation of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a false advertising dispute under the Lanham Act
Representation of the Republic of the Seychelles, the Financial Intelligence Unit of Seychelles and several Seychelles officials in obtaining dismissal of an action brought in the Southern District of New York under the Alien Tort Claims Act for lack of jurisdicition under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA)
Representation of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) in litigation in federal court involving music licensing
Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a media company regarding the alleged use of fraudulent vendors, resulting in a referral to the Department of Justice and a former executive’s 4-year prison sentence for fraud
Representation of defendant software companies in obtaining dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction of an action in New York state court involving quasi-contractual claims arising out of the negotiation of a proposed consulting agreement relating to a business opportunity in Brazil
Representation of the owner of a 100-foot racing yacht in obtaining settlement of an action involving breach of contract and torts arising out of the failure of the yacht’s keel during a race off the coast of Ireland
Representation of defendant bank in a preliminary injunction action in the Southern District of New York brought by a commercial real estate lending company alleging claims for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraudulent inducement, impairment of security and tortious interference with contract, arising out of a credit facility extended to the company by the bank
Represention of one of approximately 20 plaintiff bank policyholders in an action against monoline insurer MBIA Inc. under New York Debtor and Creditor Law and a companion Article 78 action against the Department of Financial Services challenging a $5 billion transaction involving the restructuring of MBIA
Representation of a plaintiff class of low-income New York consumers asserting claims for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in connection with tens of thousands of default judgments entered in New York Civil Court between 2005 and 2008 in consumer credit cases brought by debt buyers
Representation of beneficiaries of the George Balanchine Trust in a dispute with the Trustees concerning management of the Trust
Representation of numerous pro bono clients seeking asylum in the United States