Meaghan Gragg is a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation Department and International & Domestic Arbitration, Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy, and Art Law groups. She is an elected member of Hughes Hubbard’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & 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. She also has experience conducting internal investigations. As a member of Hughes Hubbard’s Art Law group, she advises artists, art advisors, auction houses, collectors, estates, galleries, museums and non-profits in a variety of matters.
Meaghan was named to Crain’s New York Business’ 2022 “Notable Women in Law” list. In 2017, Meaghan was one of thirty 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 of New York and Performance Space New York.
Before joining Hughes Hubbard, Meaghan clerked for the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Judicial law clerk, the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2006–2008
Fellow, David Rockefeller Fellows Program of the Partnership for New York City (2022)
Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2018)
Board Member, Legal Aid Society of New York
Board Member, Performance Space New York
Board Member, New York County Lawyers Association (2017-2020)
Named to Crain’s New York Business’ “Notable Women in Law” list, 2022
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, "Limited Liability Companies," Chapter 104 in Commercial Litigation in New York State, Fifth Edition, edited by Robert L. Haig, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2020
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 Cantor Fitzgerald in a Singapore-seated commercial arbitration
Representation of the Tokyo Electric Power Company in a Tokyo-seated arbitration in a dispute over the termination of a long-term uranium supply contract based on its force majeure clause
Representation of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a false advertising dispute under the Lanham Act
Representation of the independent Board of Directors of a financial services company in conducting an internal investigation relating to a former executive’s claims against the company
Representation of the independent Board of Directors of a media company in conducting an internal investigation relating to an executive’s alleged use of fraudulent vendors to defraud the company
Representation of Broadcast Music Inc. in a music licensing dispute
Representation of Citibank, Société Générale, BBVA Compass Bank, and Portigon Financial Services in commercial disputes
Representation of auction houses, art advisors, artists, estates, galleries, museums, non-profits and private collectors in commercial disputes and business advice, including non-disclosure agreements, consignment agreements, purchase and sales agreements, representation agreements, commission agreements, licensing agreements, loan agreements and catalogues raisonnés
Representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estates and trusts disputes in New York County Surrogate’s Court
Representation of the Trustee in the $120 billion liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc., the largest stockbroker ever to fail and part of the largest bankruptcy in history
Representation of the Trustee in the liquidation of MF Global Inc., the largest futures commission merchant ever to fail and among the ten largest bankruptcies in history
Representation of Imerys S.A., a French multibillion dollar mining company, in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of certain of its U.S. talc mining subsidiaries
Representation of the Chapter 11 Debtors in the reorganization of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. 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 reorganization of CST Industries Holdings Inc., the world’s largest and leading tank and dome manufacturer, in litigation of an equitable subordination and lender liability action
Representation of the Republic of the Seychelles in an action brought in the Southern District of New York under the Alien Tort Claims Act