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George R. Hinckley

George R. Hinckley

Hinckley & Heisenberg LLP

New York, NY, USA


George Hinckley is the founding partner of Hinckley & Heisenberg LLP and leads the firm's litigation group.  The firm was founded in 2000 and specializes in complex commercial litigation, representing clients at trial and on appeal in commercial matters.

Mr. Hinckley is a Law Review graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to forming Hinckley & Heisenberg, he practiced law at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine LLP, along with his partner Christoph Heisenberg, and Christopher March and Peter Lubitz.

Representative Matters:

• Obtained a settlement of a nationwide class action against Subaru based upon the Federal Odometer Act. The settlement will provide Subaru owners with benefits valued at approximately $60 million. The settlement will extend consumer warranties and reimburse consumers for excess lease mileage charges and prior automobile repairs.
• Collected $3.6 million settlement from HSBC Bank in civil RICO action brought on behalf of Japanese investors defrauded by a commodities Ponzi scheme.
• Obtained jury verdict for $3.4 million for real estate brokerage commission.
• Represented Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine LLP in resolving disputes with former employees.
• Obtained dismissal of federal action seeking multimillion dollar finder's fee for sale of interest in Memphis oil refinery to Nigerian government. Decision affirmed on appeal.
• Obtained jury verdict in Alaska federal court against insurers to fund recovery of oil refinery's environmental cleanup costs.
• Defended against $60 million claim for oil shipments brought by Iranian oil company against U.S. oil company in four separate federal actions in and three appeals. Obtained summary judgment or dismissal in all actions

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Disputes * Insurance Coverage Litigation * Consumer Class Actions 

FINRA Securities Arbitration * Intellectual Property Litigation

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