Michael J. Hampson Partner

New Jersey
T 973.422.6764 | F 973.422.6765

Mike is a securities and business litigator whose practice focuses on value enhancement for professional investors through shareholder class action opt-out litigation, shareholder appraisal actions, and creditors’ rights lawsuits.

Mike has represented clients in cases involving securities fraud, short-swing profits disgorgement, residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) “putback” claims, breach of credit agreements, credit ratings fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder appraisal rights.

In addition to his securities litigation practice, Mike has represented indigent individuals on a pro bono basis in a number of criminal and civil matters, and has been recognized for his appellate work defending victims of domestic violence.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as a law clerk for the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Representative Engagements

Successfully argued appeal obtaining reversal of lower court’s dismissal of trustee’s indemnification claim against sponsor of $800 million RMBS trust. Wilmington Trust Co. v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC, 152 A.D.3d 421 (1st Dep’t 2017).
Successfully obtained reversal in New York Appellate Division of trial court decision dismissing senior creditors’ challenge to half billion dollar corporate debt exchange. GSO Coastline Credit Partners LP v. Global A&T Elecs. Ltd., 142 A.D.3d 858 (1st Dep’t 2016).
Represented several private investment funds in securities fraud action against international gold mining company.
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Supreme Court to Hear Critical Issue of Time Limits on Investor Rights
Securities Litigation Client Alert, January 31, 2017
Lawrence Rolnick, Michael Hampson, Richard Bodnar
High Court Opens Courthouse Doors to New York Investors Harmed by False Statements Couched as Opinions in Registration Statements
Securities Litigation Alert, March 25, 2015
Lawrence Rolnick, Michael Hampson
Supreme Court Will Not Decide IndyMac Appeal: Professional Investors at Risk in Some Circuits
Securities Litigation Client Alert, October 16, 2014
Lawrence Rolnick, Michael Hampson
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Press Mentions

The New York Times wrote an editorial endorsing the arguments made in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. S. Ct. in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius on behalf of Professor Frederick Mark Gedicks and 20 other law professors. (Catherine Weiss, Natalie Kraner, Michael Hampson, Joe Fischetti, and Meg Slachetka). , February 5, 2014

Related Areas

Global Capital Markets Litigation
Securities Litigation


Rutgers Law School ( J.D. , 2006 ) , with honors; Order of the Coif; Rutgers Law Review, Articles Editor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( B.A. , 2002 ) , with high honors; Phi Beta Kappa


Supreme Court of New Jersey , Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia  2006 - 2007

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

2006 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2009 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2009 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2009 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2009 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York