Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York)

Donald W. Hawthorne

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

Donald Hawthorne is a Partner at Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York). Mr. Hawthorne’s practice focuses on litigation involving complex financial instruments, credit crisis litigation, antitrust litigation and counseling, and international disputes. He leads Axinn’s practice in Structured Finance, Derivatives, and Mortgage Crisis Litigation. He frequently represents insurers, investment banks, and private equity firms, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Don was previously with Debevoise & Plimpton. Prior to that, Don was Director of the e-Commerce Strategy Group at KPMG Consulting, Inc. From 1992 until 2000 Don was an associate and then Counsel with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Don has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where for many years he taught courses on the regulation of electronic media covering legal issues concerning broadcast and cable media, the Internet and telephony. From 1991 until 1992 he was a law clerk to the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin of the District of New Jersey. And from 1986 until 1988 he was an associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.


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Donald W. Hawthorne, Timothy Hirsch The Brussels Court of Appeal holds that communications between a company and its in-house counsel are entitled to the protection of the attorney-client privilege under Belgian law (Belgacom)


This article has been nominated for the 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The Brussels Court of Appeal held that communications between a company (Belgacom Group) and its in-house counsel were entitled to the protection of the (...)

Chad A. Landmon, Donald W. Hawthorne, John D. Harkrider The US FTC votes to file a complaint in federal court after discovering a merged firm’s failure to provide complete clearance paperwork in an HSR filing and subsequent price increases after a merger in the market for pharmaceutical databases (Hearst / Medi-Span)


On April 4, 2001, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) took the unusual step of voting to file a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against The Hearst Trust, its subsidiary The Hearst Corporation, and First DataBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of The (...)

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