Hunt S. Ricker is a Partner in the Firm’s Securities Litigation Group. He is a commercial litigator and has handled a wide variety of business disputes and commercial litigation issues.
Hunt has extensive experience representing broker-dealers and their employees in a broad range of matters, including sales practice arbitrations, employment disputes, subpoenas, and regulatory enforcement defense.
He routinely litigates before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) throughout the country and in both the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. His practice is focused on defending sales practice claims brought by customers against broker-dealers alleging violations of SEC/FINRA Rules, as well as claims for unsuitability, churning, unauthorized trading, failure to supervise, failure to follow instructions, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Hunt also represents financial institutions and their employees in a variety of claims arising from employee movement and intra-industry transitions, including claims of raiding, anti-competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, as well as enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants. Hunt has appeared on emergent matters including enforcement of restrictive covenants and arbitration agreements in both state and federal courts. Hunt has also recovered millions of dollars for broker-dealers in employment-related matters, primarily arising from breaches of employment agreements.
In addition to his securities practice, Hunt routinely handles complex civil, business, and commercial disputes ranging from breach of contract to intellectual property disputes. He also focuses a portion of his practice monitoring the advancement of securities regulation and litigation relating to cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and blockchain technology. His wide range of experience, coupled with his preparation and attention to detail, allow him to provide sound legal advice in a variety of business and commercial contexts.
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
New York Law School, J.D., 2010
College of Charleston, B.A., 2006
Hunt has been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for his work in Securities Litigation. The “Ones to Watch” awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Thomson Reuters has included Hunt on New Jersey’s “Rising Stars” list for Securities Litigation for 2022.
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