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"I help clients identify their immediate and long-term goals so we can work creatively to discover the best solutions for their unique needs." - Eric Hacker 

R. Eric Hacker



Eric Hacker is an experienced attorney who practices primarily within the firm's Business Litigation and Business Law Counseling groups. 

Eric’s practices include both appeals and trial-level representations. Eric's peers have selected him four times as a top appellate attorney in Delaware Today's annual survey of Delaware attorneys. At the trial level, Eric primarily handles corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Complex Commercial Litigation Docket of the Delaware Superior Court.

Eric regularly assists clients with disputes involving corporate governance, fiduciary duties, and alternative entities. Eric has also represented several clients in post-closing disputes involving stock purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements. He counsels clients regarding business structures and agreements, and he advises clients on best corporate practices. Outside of litigation, Eric’s goal is to help clients structure and conduct their business relationships to avoid disputes.

Eric's diverse experience allows him to help clients navigate complex legal situations. Before joining Morris James, Eric held positions at a global law firm, state and federal agencies, and state and federal courts. Eric also studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and he has published articles on topics ranging from employment regulations to comparative civil procedure.

Along with his regular practice, Eric participates in numerous pro bono and educational activities. Eric routinely publishes pieces regarding developments in Delaware corporate law. He represents pro bono clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and the Office of the Child Advocate. Eric also coached the award-winning Sussex Central High School Mock Trial team at the state and national levels. Each year, Eric serves as an arbitrator and briefing judge for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Board of Directors, 2017 - present; Treasurer, 2018 - present.

Representative Matters


  • Acted as first-chair trial counsel in an expedited Section 225 action that invalidated an improperly elected board of a biotech start-up
  • Argued and won an appeal in the Delaware Supreme court reversing a Superior Court decision on a matter of statutory construction
  • Served as litigation and trial counsel in a fraud dispute on behalf of the purchaser of the biotechnology company
  • Served as litigation and trial counsel for corporate trustee against claims related to an alleged breach of duties
  • Successfully defended against the appeal of the Superior Court verdict in favor of the client in breach of contract action
  • Navigated client to successful resolution on eve of trial of long-running breach of fiduciary duty dispute
  • Negotiated and obtained buyout of rogue LLC member on behalf of remaining members of start-up business


  • Defeated summary judgment motions and prevailed at trial in multi-jurisdictional breach of contract action
  • Part of the team that litigated and successfully resolved expedited complex control dispute and breach of contract action in the Court of Chancery
  • Litigated and successfully resolved claims against clients for alleged breach of fiduciary duty in the connection management of interrelated series of Delaware LLCs
  • Served as primary litigation and trial counsel in the successful defeat of a former LLC member's attempt to be reinstated as a member


Articles & Publications

News & Events



Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, 2017 – present
  • Executive Board and Treasurer, 2018 - present

Delaware Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2022 - present

Delaware Bar Association, 2015 – present

American Bar Association, 2015 – present

ABA Business Law section, 2019 - present



Delaware Today Top Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2019 - Present 

Emory University School of Law

  • Emory Moot Court Society, Special Teams, 2007-2009
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Judicial Law Clerk for the Family Court of the State of Delaware

Litigation Intern for the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Judicial Intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie


Delaware, 2015
Texas, 2009


Emory University School of Law, JD, 2009
Bucerlus Law School, Hamburg, Germany, 2008
University of North Texas, BA, cum laude, 2004

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