December 21, 2016 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed is pleased to announce that effective Jan. 1, Meaghan Gragg and Brian Liu were promoted to the partnership. The firm also elevated Gabrielle Glemann and Michael Traube to counsel.

Gragg is a member of the Litigation Department, focusing on complex disputes, both in court and before arbitral tribunals. Liu is a member of the firm’s Equipment Finance group.  Glemann and Traube practice in corporate reorganization and mergers and acquisitions, respectively.  All reside in Hughes Hubbard’s New York office.

“The attorneys joining the ranks of our partners and counsel this year are an exceptional and diverse group,” said Ted Mayer, managing partner of Hughes Hubbard. “They all have successful track records handling our clients’ most challenging matters.”

New Partners

Gragg has worked with international clients on cross-border disputes, and has extensive experience in financial institution litigation, insolvency-related litigation and the liquidation of brokerage firms. She also has experience in conducting and advising clients on internal investigations. Before joining the firm, Gragg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. She is an alumna of Dartmouth College, graduating with high honors.  Gragg earned her J.D. from University of Florida College of Law, cum laude, where she also served as research editor of the Florida Law Review.

Liu represents financial institutions, aircraft leasing companies, airlines and private equity investors in a broad spectrum of international financing and leasing transactions, with a particular focus on aviation finance. He has experience in the full gamut of structured equipment financings, including enhanced equipment trust certificate and secured notes issuances, securitizations, syndicated credit facilities, second lien facilities, warehouse facilities, sale/leasebacks and restructurings. Liu has acted for both lenders and borrowers in connection with export credit financings. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

New Counsel

As a member of Hughes Hubbard’s Corporate Reorganization group, Glemann has represented debtors, trustees, examiners, and secured and general creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, as purchasers in auctions of assets of bankrupt entities, and in adversary and collateral proceedings. She is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, cum laude, and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude.

Traube, a member of Hughes Hubbard’s M&A group, has substantive experience in a broad range of corporate matters, including private equity, public and private mergers, joint ventures and strategic investments, Section 363 and other asset deals, aircraft deals, corporate restructurings, reclassifications and corporate finance. He is an alumnus of Midrash Shmuel Talmudical College and received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as articles editor for the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.