For the past 25 years, Drew Chapman has been a preeminent adviser to hedge funds, private equity firms, activist investors and corporations on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, complex transactions, distressed investments, fund formation, and related litigation matters, where he has represented clients on matters involving in excess of $10 billion. Throughout his career, Drew had been a partner at some of the leading Am Law 100 law firms.
"We are delighted for Drew to join the firm and launch our corporate practice, expanding the capabilities we can offer to clients. His vast experience at the highest levels has garnered him a reputation as one of the most sought-out attorneys in his field, and he will be integral to helping us continue to grow the firm and to provide counsel to our clients in their most important matters," said Lance Clarke, co-Managing Partner of the firm.
Drew frequently counsels clients in connection with corporate governance, internal investigations, engagement with institutional investors and proxy advisory firms, and crisis management. Further, over the course of his career, Drew has gained substantial experience helping clients navigate white-collar and SEC investigations and enforcement matters. Emanating from his corporate governance practice, Drew has likewise represented self-funded health benefit plans and plan sponsors in various matters related to their relationship with third-party administrators.
"With the recent proliferation of big law partners leaving to form high-end boutique law firms, I became increasingly intrigued by the thought of seriously tapping into my entrepreneurial spirit. I had been co-counsel with Lance Clarke on a very difficult matter, and not only did we work together seamlessly but also became friends. When Lance suggested that I join Hamilton Clarke to launch a corporate practice, the temptation and rationale was too great." said Drew Chapman. "I am excited to work with my new partners in building a law firm that is disruptive to the traditional model and can provide superior service to clients."
Hamilton Clarke, LLP is enthused to add Drew's wealth of experience and analytical capabilities to the firm's overall mission of providing excellence in legal representation to its clients.