Awards & Rankings 08.19.21
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Hugh M. Ray, III is a partner in Pillsbury’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice, where he focuses on complex reorganization, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
Hugh has represented publicly traded companies who successfully reorganized in bankruptcy and major creditors in their collection from complex bankruptcies. With decades of experience trying cases, he is well-known as trial counsel in several high-profile and bet-the-company cases. For over 15 years, he has been board-certified in business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Recognized for his work in Texas bankruptcy and restructuring cases by Chambers USA, Hugh has also been the recipient of three Turnaround Atlas awards for his work on complex energy restructurings.
Hugh frequently appears in large, complex, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases representing oil companies, oil service companies, their vendors and creditors on bankruptcy issues unique to the energy business. He also represents clients in complex bankruptcy proceedings unrelated to the energy sector, but which require tenacity and strategic foresight. Hugh has facilitated debt workouts out of court. He has been elected to the American Law Institute and assists with the drafting of the ALI’s Restatements of the Law.
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1996
M.Div., Vanderbilt University, 1996
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1992
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