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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Michael J. Hampson

Michael J. Hampson



  • Appellate
  • Capital Markets Litigation
  • Investment Management
  • Global Capital Markets Litigation

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.


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 he 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.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


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

Appellate | Capital Markets Litigation | Global Capital Markets Litigation | Investment Management | Litigation | Securities Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

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.

Defended claims of credit ratings fraud against an international financial institution in connection with the launch of a $2 billion structured investment vehicle.

Defeated claims against a mortgage loan assignee for predatory lending in Grimes v. Fremont General Corp., 785 F. Supp.2d 269 (S.D.N.Y. 2011).

Defended a private equity firm in an international finder's fee case.

Represented a former hedge fund manager in a breach of contract dispute over unpaid deferred compensation.

Defended investors against claims for disgorgement of insider short-swing profits under federal securities laws.

Speaking Engagements

Michael Hampson and Jennifer Fiorica Delgado participate in a panel, Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation Update: Analysis and Perspective on the Current State of Play, as part of the American Bar Association's (ABA) 2018 Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Fiorica serves as moderator; Hampson is a panelist.

The panel takes place 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on September 13, 2018. The conference is being held at the Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River StreetAustin, TX 78701; 512.600.2000.


Recent activity at the Supreme Court—with two major cases decided in the past year—has clarified the landscape of when individual claims are equitably tolled by the filing of a class action.

At the outset, it is critical to distinguish between two related but legally distinct concepts: a statute of limitations and a statute of repose. A statute of limitations is a requirement that a claim be brought within a certain time period after the cause of action accrues. In the case of the federal securities laws, statutes of limitations usually begin to run upon discovery of facts that alert the putative plaintiff to the existence of a claim, which often equates to discovery of the injury. A statute of repose, on the other hand, is a legislative extinguishment of claims made after a certain period of time. In the federal securities laws, the running of the statute of repose generally is triggered by the making of the statement or the purchase of the security.

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