Mary M. Hamill
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Area of Practice
St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1975
Johns Hopkins University, M.A.T., English, 1970
Trinity College, B.A., English, 1968
New York and Massachusetts
Since joining Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP, Ms. Hamill has represented clients in several complex commercial matters. Representative work includes her representation of a satellite company in its merger application before the Department of Justice, opposed on Sherman Act grounds; her defense of a financial management company from allegations of fraud and mismanagement; her defense of a tobacco manufacturer in an antitrust suit brought by tobacco growers; her in-house investigation of a document-retention allegation against a Fortune 500 company; her representation of an international bank in the mutual fund timing and late trading investigation; her representation of a credit card company in an anti-trust suit against competitor credit-card companies; her defense of two Western electrical utilities against Enron’s bankruptcy committee; and her defense of a former executive of a leading insurance company in SEC and NYS Attorney General investigations; and, in a related case, her defense of an offshore company against an insurance company seeking its assets.
From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Hamill was Counsel at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC. While there, she provided e-commerce advice and negotiated licensing, Internet, ASP, distribution and other technology agreements for clients including Fidelity, Compaq, Telecorp and Akamai.
From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Hamill served as Vice-President, Chief Technology Counsel at Citibank/Citigroup Global Asset Management Group. In 1999, upon Citibank’s merger with Travelers Insurance Group, she was additionally named V.P, Chief Technology Counsel for Salomon Smith Barney’s Global Asset Management Group. In these positions, she provided senior management and senior securities lawyers in the investment division of one of the world’s largest financial institutions with technology, IP and e-commerce legal advice. During 1994 through 1996, Ms. Hamill represented Citibank Global Relationship Bank as Senior Attorney, providing technology and intellectual property law services to the global banking division of Citibank. She also acted as general counsel to Citibank’s foreign exchange subsidiary, CrossMar, Inc. Both for the Asset Management Groups and the Bank, she negotiated licenses and other technology-related agreements with virtually every major U.S. and European software and data products and services vendor (e.g., Sybase, Compaq, Computer Associates, IBM, Sun, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, BroadVision, Thompson Financial, Bloomberg). She also negotiated for the sale of technology based banking services to virtually every major global financial institution (e.g., Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Grenfell, UBS, Warburgh Dillon Reed, DLJ and State Street Bank).
From 1975 to 1987, Ms. Hamill worked as Attorney and Division Attorney for AT&T and its subsidiary, New York Telephone Company and its successor, NYNEX in New York City and White Plains, New York. Through five promotions in twelve years, she practiced regulatory, labor, corporate, commercial and computer law. From 1984 to 1987, she helped start NYNEX’s (and the Bell System’s) first sales subsidiary, acting also as one of its senior officers.
Ms. Hamill has been a frequent speaker and chair at advanced legal seminars on licensing and ASPs in New York, Boston and San Francisco.
Selected Professional Awards and AssociationsAmerican Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Computer Law Association
Firm Report: November 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue III (11.01.2006)