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Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton

Lecturer in Law

Brian Hamilton is a partner in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he is Co-head of the Private Equity Group and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Hamilton advises on public and private M&A and private equity transactions, both in and outside the U.S., and in a variety of industries.

He has been engaged in many high profile matters to global leaders such as Advance, AMC Networks, Booking Holdings, CVS, Gildan Activewear and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Hamilton was resident in Sullivan & Cromwell’s London office from 2007 through 2010, where he was deputy head of the European M&A Group.

In 2018, Mr. Hamilton was named to The Deal’s M&A Power Rankings for his work on mega deals. In 2015, he was named an “MVP in Telecommunications” by Law360. Mr. Hamilton has also been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in M&A by New York Super Lawyers and named a “Rising Star” in the U.S. by IFLR1000.

Mr. Hamilton has also participated in numerous legal panels and published several pieces on topics such as corporate governance, joint ventures, cross-border M&A and financial regulation. In addition, Mr. Hamilton is actively involved in the community. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Neighborhood Charter Schools and a member of the Advisory Board for Star Track Youth Cycling.

Mr. Hamilton received his B.A. and M.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.