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Ramsay C. McCullough


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Ramsay C. McCullough is an Associate in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His labor and employment counseling and litigation practice includes wage and hour laws, employment discrimination laws, the National Labor Relations Act, affirmative action and OFCCP counseling, white collar defense, False Claims Act and Qui Tam/Whistleblower defense, internal investigations, corporate governance and compliance issues, regulatory training, and asset recovery.

Mr. McCullough is an experienced trial attorney. He previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Louisiana. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, Mr. McCullough served as the lead attorney for the Financial Litigation Unit, a member of the Financial Investigations Review Team, and an Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering attorney. His duties included managing investigations and litigation involving employment discrimination, regulatory fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, and asset collection. In 2011, Mr. McCullough received the Health and Human Services’ Inspector General’s Integrity Award for his efforts in collecting over $300,000 in Medicare overpayments from over twenty hospitals in Louisiana.

Prior to his work at the Department of Justice, Mr. McCullough clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge W. Lamar Davis, Jr. in the Southern District of Georgia, and, subsequently, for U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade in the Southern District of Alabama.

While attending the College of William & Mary, Mr. McCullough was an Honor Council Representative and the school’s representative to the National Conference on Ethics in America in West Point, New York.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Hampton Roads Community Health Center, Treasurer of the Board of Directors
  • Hampton Roads Society of Human Resource Management
  • Peninsula Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management
  • Virginia Maritime Association
  • William & Mary Alumni Association

Published Works

  • "Law Wars: The Battle between Bankruptcy and Admiralty," Tulane Maritime Law Journal Vol. 32 (August 2008) [Author]
  • "The 18-Month Time Limit on Debtor Exclusivity in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Its Effect on the Airline Industry," Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 16 Is. 5 (August 2007) [Author]

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April 1, 2016

Law Enforcement Cannot Freeze Assets Not Tied to Crimes, Supreme Court Rules

April 1, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-3 decision, has ruled that federal law enforcement may not freeze an accused’s assets needed to pay criminal defense lawyers if the assets are not linked to a crime. Luis v. United States, No. 14-419 (Mar. 30, 2016). A federal statute provides that a court may freeze before trial certain assets... Read More

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New DOJ Policy Likely to Result in Increase in Forfeitures
July 27, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a new Department of Justice policy regarding the federal adoption of assets seized by state or local law enforcement under state law. Read More

Department of Justice Renews Commitment to Enforcement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
May 5, 2017

During his campaign, President Donald Trump raised uncertainty with statements that he disapproved of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Since then, however, the Department of Justice has emphasized its continued enforcement efforts for FCPA violations. Read More

Government Failure to Prove Actual Losses Means No Restitution to Victims under Restitution Act, Court Rules
April 7, 2017

The Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 provides that defendants convicted of crimes committed by “fraud or deceit” must compensate victims for the full amount of their losses. Read More