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Robert W. Hamilton (Bob)
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  • Harvard University (J.D. magna cum laude 1984); Northwestern University (B.S. in Speech with distinction 1981; Newton Minow Scholar)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, and District of Columbia Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Southern District of Ohio

Bob Hamilton has more than 34 years of experience in civil litigation in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts and in First Amendment and media cases.

Bob has litigated a wide variety of matters in many of the nation's largest and most complex bankruptcy cases over the past three decades, including 1031 Tax Group; Alpha Natural Resources; Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation; American Apparel; Appalachian Fuels; Breed Technologies; Boscov's Department Stores; CS Mining; Cardinal Industries; Chrysler; City of Detroit; Dana; Federated Department Stores; FLYi; HQ Global; Harry & David; Hostess; Kmart; Loewen; Macy's; Metaldyne; Molycorp; National Century Financial Enterprises; NextWave; NII Holdings; Patriot Coal; Peabody Energy; Spansion; Tower Automotive; and World Kitchen.

Bob represented CompuServe in the first case addressing an ISP's liability for unlawful third-party content. He also represented CompuServe in the first case to enjoin a defendant from sending spam to an ISP's subscribers under the common law of trespass to chattels.

Other media clients he has represented include AOL, Cleveland magazine, Gannett, ICANN, the Motion Picture Association of America, Multimedia Entertainment, National Enquirer, Nextel, Ohio magazine, Playboy magazine, Post-Newsweek Stations, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Columbus Dispatch, The Washington Post, and Trinity Broadcasting.

Bob was featured as one of four leading e-commerce "Pioneers" by IP World in December 2000. He has taught internet law as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University College of Law and Capital University Law School.

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