Timothy Hughes

Banking and Finance
Winston & Strawn LLP
300 S Tryon St Fl 16
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 350-7814

Timothy Hughes concentrates his practice on banking and financial services litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, and consumer class actions.

Recently, Tim worked as a seconded attorney for the Regulatory Inquiries Group of a large financial institution. In that role, he was responsible for the response to regulatory enforcement actions from the CFPB, DOJ, and state AGs related to the bank’s retail, consumer, and small business products (e.g., lending, card, deposit). Tim also worked as a seconded attorney for the Consumer and Small Business Banking Group of a large financial institution where he counseled and advised various lines of business within consumer banking.

Before joining the firm, Tim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

During law school, he worked at the White House in the Office of Cabinet Affairs. In his position, Tim assisted in preparing weekly federal agency reports for White House senior advisors and worked on several of the President’s initiatives. He also served as a legislative clerk on Capitol Hill for U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield.


The National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” list


Tim serves on the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Central Carolinas.

Tim is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

At Duke, Tim was awarded the Certificate of Achievement from the North Carolina Bar Association and the Duke Law School Pro Bono Program in recognition of his strong commitment to pro bono legal service. He continues to maintain his commitment at the firm through his relationship with the Urban Ministry Center where he provides legal counseling to homeless neighbors in the Charlotte area.


Tim received a B.A. in History, with highest distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2011, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his J.D. from Duke School of Law in May 2014, where he was a merit scholarship recipient, a MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholar, and a Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholar. While at Duke, he also served as executive notes editor for the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law.


Banking Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
Class Actions
Financial Services Regulatory / Compliance
White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations


North Carolina


USDC - Western District of North Carolina for the Honorable Robert J. Conrad Jr.


Duke University, JD, 2014
University of North Carolina, BA, 2011