Zeke Hill, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, concentrates in the areas of securities and shareholder litigation, commercial litigation, and government and internal investigations.

Mr. Hill represents technology and life sciences companies in class action and M&A-related litigation and syndicates of investment banks in litigation related to primary and secondary public offerings. He also represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in post-closing disputes. His government and internal investigations practice includes representing companies in SEC and FINRA investigations and boards and board committees in internal investigations. He also advises companies on disclosure-related issues, minimizing litigation risk, and Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Mr. Hill joined Goodwin’s Boston office in 2014 and Goodwin’s D.C. office in 2019.

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Mr. Hill’s clients include public and private life sciences, technology, and financial services companies, REITs, and private equity firms. His representations include:

  • Former directors of NeuStar, Inc. in merger-related class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in connection with Golden Gate Private Equity’s $2.9 billion acquisition of NeuStar.
  • LaSalle Hotel Properties and its board of trustees in merger-related fiduciary duty litigation in Maryland state court in connection with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s acquisition of LaSalle.
  • Foundation Medicine and certain of its officers and directors in securities fraud class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts related to insurance coverage and reimbursement and clinical test metrics.
  • Former directors of Lionbridge in merger-related class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in connection with H.I.G. Capital’s $360 million acquisition of Lionbridge.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation in securities fraud class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey related to Cognizant’s announcement of an internal investigation.
  • A technology company in an SEC investigation regarding revenue reserves.
  • The underwriting syndicate in class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in connection with J.Jill, Inc.’s $165 million initial public offering.
  • A technology company in an SEC investigation regarding revenue recognition.
  • The underwriting syndicate in class action litigation in New Hampshire state court in connection with NovoCure Limited’s $170 million initial public offering.
  • The underwriting syndicate in class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in connection with Fenix Parts, Inc.’s $100 million initial public offering.
  • The underwriting syndicate in class action litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in connection with American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.’s $190 million initial public offering.
  • The board of directors of a leading multinational software company in shareholder derivative litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery related to compensation awarded to outside directors.

Mr. Hill is active in Goodwin’s pro bono practice. His representations include:

  • A client whose murder conviction was vacated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • A client in claims related to injuries suffered while incarcerated.
  • Federal prisoners seeking clemency.
Professional Experience

In 2016, Mr. Hill served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, conducting jury and bench trials and arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Hill was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

While attending law school, Mr. Hill served as an essays editor for the Columbia Law Review and as an intern to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Education

J.D., 2010
Columbia Law School
(James Kent Scholar)
B.S., 2005
Cornell University
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2012 to 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Honorable Pierre N. Leval
2011 to 2012, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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