Cullen Drescher Speckhart

Partner in Charge – Washington, DC

I combine business strategies with restructuring solutions to help clients capture meaningful advantages.

Cullen Drescher Speckhart is chair of Cooley's business restructuring & reorganization practice and partner in charge of the Washington DC office. She has deep experience in corporate restructuring and financial litigation across a broad range of industries. Using this background, Cullen provides forward-focused advice to clients with respect to business risk management and strategic implementation. She represents a wide range of parties to insolvency proceedings, including debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and foreign representatives. 

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  • Cooley Secures Win in Mallinckrodt Chapter 11 Case 


  • Harvard Extension School
    Harvard University, Professional Certificate in Strategic Management

  • William & Mary Law School

  • Georgetown University
    BA, Politics and Economics

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

New York



Rankings & Accolades

    American Bankruptcy Institute, 40 Under 40

    Restructuring Lawyer of the Year, Global M&A Network’s 13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards

Video Q&A

For Cooley’s New Bankruptcy Chair Cullen Speckhart, Her Practice Is Personal