Dustin B. Hillsley Esq.

Ackerman LLP
Hillsley, Dustin B.

Dustin B. Hillsley is a senior associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Akerman LLP. Mr. Hillsley's practice includes complex commercial litigation and corporate counseling matters with a focus on private equity, class action, and securities litigation. He has significant experience with challenged mergers, securities fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and commercial contract disputes. He routinely advises boards and senior management on corporate governance, compliance, and executive compensation issues. He has represented clients across a wide range of industries in both federal and state courts across the country, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Hillsley is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 101-2nd, Derivative Lawsuits. This portfolio volume explores all facets of derivative litigation. The portfolio begins by distinguishing between direct and derivative claims and goes on to discuss some common requirements for derivative complaints. The statute of limitations for a derivative complaint is explored next, followed by discussions of standing and demand. Next, the authors discuss special litigation committees and multi-forum and multi-case litigation. Finally, settlements and attorneys' fees and issues surrounding ethics and privilege are explored.