Justin G. Hamill


Justin Hamill, a partner in Latham & Watkins’ New York office, represents clients in a range of complex corporate matters, with a focus on high-value M&A and private equity deals.

Mr. Hamill provides sophisticated transactional counsel to diverse clients, including public and private companies, investment funds, and financial institutions. He regularly advises on multibillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, drawing on his substantial experience across a broad array of industries, such as media, sports, and entertainment, as well as technology, financial services, consumer products, healthcare, and real estate. His practice also encompasses a range of corporate governance and emerging companies matters.

Mr. Hamill regularly advises clients on joint ventures, leveraged buy-outs, negotiated and contested M&A transactions, public and private investments, restructuring transactions, corporate governance matters (including Securities and Exchange Commission and exchange requirements, as well as fiduciary law matters) and emerging companies matters (including capital raising transactions).

Mr. Hamill is the former secretary of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control Contests. He is also a published author and frequent speaker on corporate matters.

Mr. Hamill has received numerous honors for his legal work. Notably, he was named to 40 Under 40 lists by both Crain’s New York Business and The M&A Advisor, and he was selected as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal and a Power Lawyer by The Hollywood Reporter. He has earned particular commendation for his media and entertainment-related work, having been recognized by The American Lawyer and The Hollywood Reporter as “one of Hollywood’s top dealmakers.” Variety has also selected Mr. Hamill as one of New York’s Elite Dealmakers and Hollywood’s New Leaders, including in the publication’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” highlighting the top lawyers in the entertainment industry.