Eric Hacker helps businesses and individuals with a broad range of Delaware legal matters. He practices primarily within the firm's Business Litigation and Business Law Counseling groups, with a focus on appellate litigation.
Eric's peers have twice selected him as Delaware's top appellate attorney in Delaware Today's annual survey of Delaware attorneys. As a litigator, Eric also regularly assists clients with corporate governance disputes and with fiduciary duty litigation in Delaware's Court of Chancery. Eric has successfully represented clients in all of Delaware's courts, and he has experience with disputes that cross multiple legal jurisdictions.
With more than a decade of experience, Eric also helps clients structure their business and personal relationships to avoid disputes and litigation. He counsels clients regarding business structures and agreements, and he advises clients on best corporate practices.
Eric's diverse background 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. And Eric studied comparative business law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.
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 level. Each year, Eric serves as an arbitrator and briefing judge for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.
Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Board of Directors, 2017 - present; Treasurer, 2018 - present.
Articles & Publications
- Language and Context Lead Chancery to Conclude That Irrevocable Proxy Does Not Bind Subsequent TransfereeApril 27, 2022Delaware Business Court Insider
- Manichaean Capital, LLC: For the First Time, the Court of Chancery Recognizes the Viability of Reverse Veil-Piercing in Rare CircumstancesJune 9, 2021Delaware Business Court Insider
- Court of Chancery Permits Section 220 Inspection, Notwithstanding Attorneys’ Heavy Involvement in Crafting DemandApril 29, 2021Delaware Business Court Insider
Latest Blog Posts
- Court Rejects Franchisor’s Attempt Based on Business Effects of COVID-19 to Escape Contractual Obligation to Purchase Franchisee’s Assets
- Chancery Curtails Discovery in Appraisal Action Instituted as a Substitute for Books and Records Demand
- Chancery Rejects Argument that Omitted Information Prevents Corwin Dismissal
- Chancery Rejects Challenge to Director’s Appointment and Dismisses Derivative Claims
- Delaware Supreme Court Permits Substitution of Bankruptcy Trustee as Plaintiff to Resolve “Procedural Conundrum”
- Non-Resident Asset Managers Found Not To Be “Acting Managers” Subject To Personal Jurisdiction Under Delaware LLC Act
- Chancery Dismisses Derivative Action Based On Alleged Liability Under DGCL § 174 For Stock Repurchases and Dividends
- Chancery Awards $9.5 Million Mootness Fee for Reduction of Voting Control and Other Benefits
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Delaware Business Litigation Report
Delaware Healthcare Industry Blog
News & Events
News & Events
- August 18, 2022
- October 26, 2021
- October 22, 2020
- November 1, 2019
- October 22, 2019Delaware Today Magazine
- March 13, 2017Sussex County Post, March 10, 2017
- June 4, 2015
Delaware Today Top Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2019 - Present
Emory University School of Law
- Emory Moot Court Society, Special Teams, 2007-2009
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
Emory University School of Law, JD, 2009
Bucerlus Law School, Hamburg, Germany, 2008
University of North Texas, BA, cum laude, 2004