Mr. Hunciker’s practice is concentrated in complex business, derivative and securities litigation. Prior to joining HRS&C, Mr. Hunciker was Of Counsel at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP for twelve years, where he represented clients in a number of investor class actions. Mr. Hunciker also was Of Counsel at Schoengold & Sporn, Laitman & Lometti, P.C. and a partner at Shea & Gould, where he represented clients in actions brought under the federal securities laws, intellectual property laws, federal antitrust laws and the common law governing business relationships. He has been a member of litigation teams that have recovered a total of more than $11 billion for investors.
Throughout his extensive legal career, Mr. Hunciker has repeatedly proven himself as a member of the trial team for the In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation ($6.2 billion settlement) and teams that prosecuted five investor class actions arising from the financial crisis, including In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Litigation ($730 million settlement) and In re Wachovia Preferred Securities and Bond/Notes Litigation ($627 million settlement). Among other cases, Mr. Hunciker was a member of teams that prosecuted the Helfer v. Wells Fargo & Co. shareholder litigation concerning Wells Fargo’s opening accounts without consent ($480 million settlement); In re Merck & Co. Securities Litigation (Vioxx-related) ($1.062 billion settlement); In re Schering-Plough Corp./Enhance Securities Litigation, ($473 million settlement); In re Merck & Co., Inc. Vytorin/Zetia Securities Litigation ($215 million settlement); In re Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Forex Transactions Litigation ($180 million settlement); and In re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities Litigation ($250 million settlement).
Mr. Hunciker obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. in Economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth and Ninth Circuits.