Michael R. Hackett is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Asset Management Litigation practice. Mike is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer focused on sophisticated business disputes.
A significant portion of Mike’s practice concerns disputes and regulation involving private funds, including private equity, venture capital, hedge, real estate and private credit funds, as well as other limited partnerships, where he regularly advises funds, fund sponsors, investment advisers and institutional and individual investors.
Mike’s experience representing private fund clients runs the gamut, from control contests within advisers, to disputes between limited partners and general partners, to representation of investment advisers in connection with regulatory examinations, investigations and enforcement matters. Mike also routinely represents fund sponsors and their portfolio companies, including in significant post-closing disputes.
In addition to his private funds practice, Mike represents public and private companies, including a significant number of financial services and life sciences companies, in a variety of complex commercial and securities litigation matters, in areas such as breach of contract, capital markets, corporate governance, fiduciary obligations and bankruptcy and insolvency.
Mike has been recognized by Chambers USA and was named a “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
During law school, Mike served as an intern judicial clerk to the Honorable William G. Young of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.