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Cullen and Dykman Welcomes Two New Partners

April 4, 2018

 Cullen and Dykman LLP welcomes two new partners to the firm – Maureen Bass and Andrew McNally. Maureen Bass has joined as a Partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights group and Andrew McNally has joined as a Partner in the firm’s New Jersey Litigation group.

Maureen Bass has over 18 years of experience counseling creditors, financial institutions and debtors in reorganizations and distressed situations. In her creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice, Maureen’s experience includes workouts both inside and outside the context of pending bankruptcy proceedings and before state and federal courts. Maureen regularly advises committees, corporations and boards of directors with respect to all aspects of corporate restructuring reorganization and the sale and acquisition of assets, complex commercial litigation. Her practice encompasses significant experience in the fields of biopharma, retail, healthcare, medical, manufacturing and financial institutions. Prior to joining the firm, Maureen was a Shareholder at LeClairRyan PLLC.

Andrew McNally has over 12 years of experience in both government and private practice. Most recently, Andrew served as Senior Deputy Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, where he provided a full range of legal, legislative, and regulatory advice to the Governor, with a focus on environmental and energy matters. Andrew also served as Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, where he advised the board on issues concerning utility regulation and energy policy. Prior to joining government, Andrew was a litigator at Patton Boggs LLP, where he focused his practice on environmental, mass tort, and commercial litigation matters, and represented a wide range of clients at all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal.

“Maureen’s reputation as a tenacious restructuring lawyer will benefit our clients and allow us to continue to grow our strong bankruptcy department. Her prior experience will expand our regional creditors’ rights practice reach into the western and northern districts of New York. We are thrilled to have Maureen on our team at Cullen and Dykman,” said Managing Partner Christopher H. Palmer. “We are also honored and proud to welcome Andrew to the firm. His high-level experience and his stellar reputation in New Jersey as a trusted advisor and litigator will be a tremendous value to our clients. His prior experience both within the government and at a large law firm in the private sector will provide our clients access to his keen insight and unique focus on all energy and utility matters.”

Maureen obtained her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A. from Tulane University. Maureen is admitted to New York and is based in the firm’s Wall Street office.

Andrew obtained his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.A. from Boston College. Andrew is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars, and is based in the firm’s Hackensack and Newark offices.

About Cullen and Dykman LLP 
Cullen and Dykman LLP ( has been providing legal services to individual and institutional clients since 1850 and represents a wide range of clients including banks and other financial institutions; energy, telecommunications and water companies; large and small businesses; educational institutions; religious organizations; insurance companies; municipalities and not-for-profits; as well as individuals. The firm’s practice areas include banking finance and lending; corporate; energy and utilities; telecommunications; public utility regulation; environmental and land use; tax certiorari and eminent domain; real estate; regulatory and compliance; loan restructuring and foreclosure; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; tort and commercial litigation; labor and employment law; municipal law; construction law; and trusts and estates.