Hugh is a director at Nussbaum Law Group where he is principally responsible for antitrust and commercial litigation in the financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to joining Nussbaum Law Group, Hugh spent seven years working for two international law firms in New York City. His practice experience includes drafting and arguing pre-trial motions, deposing witnesses, defending witness depositions, preparing witnesses to testify, examining witnesses, cross-examining adverse witnesses at trial, and arguing appellate matters in both federal and state appeal courts.
His litigation experience, which is both international and domestic in scope, focuses on class actions and other complex disputes arising under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Sherman Act, the Commodity Exchange Act, the Alien Tort Claims Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the Civil Rights Act, Delaware corporate law, as well as actions in fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and business-related torts.
Hugh (along with his trial co-counsel) was awarded Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year 2015 award for his trial work in David v. Signal (E.D. La.), which obtained the largest labor trafficking jury verdict in U.S. history. Additionally, Hugh has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’s Super Lawyers publication every year since 2014.
Hugh has appeared as a panelist at national and regional conferences on anti-trafficking litigation, as well as at New York University and the University of Virginia. Hugh also serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Canadian American Bar Association and is a member of the New York Public Library Young Lions Association.
Hugh graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law, 2007, B.C.L. and LL.B., with great distinction, and obtained a joint honors B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Waterloo in 2003.