Michael R. Hackett is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Asset Management Litigation practice. An experienced litigator and trial lawyer, Mike’s practice focuses 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, directors and their portfolio companies, including in significant post-closing mergers and acquisitions disputes.
In connection with his private funds practice, Mike litigates commercial disputes in the life sciences and financial services areas for established pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, emerging and innovative start-ups, and private capital investors, in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, breach of contract, fraud, earnouts and royalties, licensing, securities and capital markets, and corporate governance.
Mike has been recognized by Chambers USA and was named a “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.