Robert W. Hamilton (Bob)
Of Counsel, Jones Day
Columbus Area
Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Bio
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.
Matters
  • City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmed
  • Peabody Energy exits chapter 11 in less than a year
  • LCR and several affiliates acquire substantially all assets of CS Mining pursuant to sale under section 363 of Bankruptcy Code
Clients
Alpha Natural Resources American Apparel AOL Boscov's Department Stores Breed Technologies Chrysler City of Detroit FLYi Gannett Harry & David Hostess Brands ICANN Kmart Corporation Molycorp Motion Picture Association of America National Century Financial Enterprises Nextel NextWave NII Holdings, Inc. Patriot Coal Corporation Peabody Energy Spansion Tower Automotive World Kitchen
Schools
1984
Harvard Law School
J.D. magna cum laude
1981
Northwestern University
B.S. Speech with distinction
Newton Minow Scholar
Bar Admissions

Ohio