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Michael R. Hackett

Michael R. Hackett


Michael R. Hackett is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Private Equity & Hedge Fund Litigation practice. His practice focuses on disputes and regulation involving private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, hedge, and real estate funds, as well as other limited partnerships, and regularly advises funds, fund sponsors, investment advisers, and institutional and individual investors.

Mike’s practice also encompasses a variety of complex commercial litigation and securities litigation matters for corporate and individual clients, most often in state and federal courts. Mike advises and represents public and private companies in areas including breach of contract, securities, financial services, corporate governance, fiduciary obligations, business torts, fraud and trade secrets, intellectual property, antitrust and government investigations.

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President-Elect Trump Set to Make Key Appointments in SEC Shake-Up

The outcome of the presidential election, and Mary Jo White’s announcement of her intent to step down as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, are sure to kick off an avalanche of prognostication about her successor, the direction of the SEC, and the fate of some of the laws that govern the securities industry, … Continue Reading

Not So Fast! Qualcomm Cannot Use “Curious Quirk” of U.S. Discovery Law In Korean Antitrust Proceeding

A recent federal court order highlights the scope, and the limitations, of a U.S. court’s authority to order domestic discovery for use in a foreign proceeding under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. The court in  In re Ex Parte Application of Qualcomm Incorporated rejected Qualcomm’s Section 1782 applications to subpoena a host of U.S. technology giants for … Continue Reading