Wallis M. Hampton
Wallis Hampton has experience in all aspects of business litigation.

Bio

Mr. Hampton's principal areas of focus include defending companies and their directors and officers in securities and fiduciary duty cases (principally in securities fraud and takeover situations), class actions, SEC and governmental investigations, internal investigations, and commercial disputes.


Presentations

Panelist, "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe: Update on Outcome-Determinative Default Rules Under Delaware, New York and Texas Law," University of Texas M&A Institute (October 2015)

Panelist, “The Texas Securities Act: Recent Developments in Private and Regulatory Actions,” presented at CLE course hosted by the Dallas Bar Association Securities Section and the State Bar of Texas’s Antitrust and Business Litigation Section (February 2012)

Speaker, “Minority Equity Owner Oppression,” presented at the 9th Annual Advanced Business Law Course hosted by the State Bar of Texas (October 2011)

Author and Speaker, “Internal Investigations and the Art of Corporate Self-Examinations,” presented at the Advising Businesses in a Trouble Economy seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (June 2009)

Author and Speaker, “What to Consider When Hiring an E-Discovery Vendor,” presented at the Advanced Evidence and Discovery seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (May 2009)

Author and Speaker, “Internal Investigations in Turbulent Times,” presented at the Advising Businesses in a Troubled Economy seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (January 2009)

Speaker, “Texas Supreme Court Ethics and Professionalism Review,” presented at the Litigation and Trial Tactics: Ethical Considerations and Malpractice Prevention seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (December 2008)

Author and Speaker, “Electronic Evidence Duties and Strategies: How to Ethically Obtain And Withhold E-Evidence; When and How to Implement the Litigation Hold,” presented at the Litigation and Trial Tactics seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (December 2008)

Author and Speaker, “E-Discovery Vendors: How to Compare Proposals, Conduct Due Diligence, and Select the Right Provider,” presented at the Advanced Evidence and Discovery seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (November 2008)

Speaker, “Securities Law Update-Private and Public Companies,” presented at the Corporate Counsel Institute seminar hosted by University of Houston Law Foundation (October 2008)

Author and Speaker, “Hard Choices: Selecting Vendors and Tools for Electronic Discovery and Evaluating the Universe of Providers,” presented at the Advanced Evidence and Discovery seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (July 2008)

Speaker, “The Milberg Weiss Saga: Part 2 of a 3 Part Series,” presented to the Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section of the Houston Bar Association (February 2008)

Co-Author and Speaker, “Hard Choices: Selecting Vendors and Tools for Electronic Discovery and Evaluating the Universe of Providers,” presented at the Advanced Evidence and Discovery seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Foundation (November 2007)

Author and Speaker, “Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations,” presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas (2005)

Co-Author, “Judicial Case Management in the New Millennium: Avoiding Adjudication by Deadline,” presented at the Litigation and Trial Tactics seminar hosted by the University of Houston Law Center (June 2001)

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Associations

  • Chair of the Antitrust Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas (2011-2012)
  • Secretary-Treasurer, State Bar of Texas, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section (2009-2010)
  • Former Chair, Jury Instruction Committee of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Wallis M. Hampton