November 15, 2012 / Press Release

McHugh named Washington, D.C. partner-in-charge

Porter Wright has named Richard McHugh partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. McHugh will succeed Judd Kessler, who will continue to serve principally as an international arbitrator in commercial and investment disputes. He will also remain available to clients of the firm. McHugh, a member of the firm’s employee benefits practice group, will continue to serve his clients in such matters.

"Judd pioneered our international practice 30 years ago, and Rich will do an excellent job continuing to grow our Washington presence," said Robert (Buzz) Trafford, Porter Wright’s managing partner. "We’re proud to have Rich lead our team. Under his leadership, we plan to continue to provide outstanding results for our clients."

McHugh graduated from Georgetown University, cum laude, and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) law.