Commercial Litigation

Hamilton Clarke represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes in court, mediation and arbitration. We are experienced trial attorneys with significant experience in courts around the country, and have tried a multitude of cases to successful verdict including both bench and jury trials. Our practice includes, among many others, disputes involving contracts, partnerships, breach of fiduciary duty, bankruptcy, class actions, securities and corporate governance litigation. We represent Fortune 500 companies, technology companies, startups, prominent hedge funds, private equity funds and other financial services companies, as well as prominent and high net worth individuals.

Our attorneys are trial lawyers first, and approach every matter as if it will go to trial yet with efficiency in mind. This approach often produces favorable settlements prior to trial; however, our opponents know that we are prepared to go to trial with a winning record. We are also specialists at jury trials, and have successfully obtained numerous jury verdicts for our clients. Our extensive experience allows us to ensure that each case we litigate will be best positioned in the event an appeal is forthcoming, and we have successfully represented clients on appeals whether defending our own verdict or being brought in to represent a client specifically for the appeal. 

Representative Experience:

  • Representing Fortune 500 company as defense counsel in numerous separate actions in multiple courts around the U.S. 
  • Activist investor group in corporate governance litigation in both Federal and Delaware Chancery Court in connection with a proxy contest against incumbent management of a biotech company
  • Shareholder in litigation in Delaware Chancery Court in a securities fraud private action against management
  • Award winning technology start-up in litigation against NYS and a supplier, as well as in an FDA investigation, in connection with the supply of surgical gowns to NYS and national hospital systems during the Covid pandemic
  • Fortune 500 company in claims against top 5 health insurance company
  • NCAA Division 1 athletic director in breach of contract action against a major wireless company in the Northern District of New York
  • Israeli company in a six-year, significant seven figure real estate development breach of contract action in the Southern District of New York
  • Leading offshore law firm as a defendant in a lawsuit brought in connection with a private equity buy-out of a media company