Ian Hawkes

Associate Washington, D.C.


Ian Hawkes
Ian Hawkes is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, where he focuses on a broad array of commercial disputes, consumer class actions, bankruptcy litigation, and government investigations, in addition to advising with respect to threatened litigation and other counseling engagements. His practice is broad and covers litigation in state and federal courts nationwide, as well as in arbitrations.

Ian’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • A leading consumer products company in complex, multi-defendant litigation seeking to impose public nuisance liability for marine plastic pollution in California, as well as in connection with a similar lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General seeking to impose public nuisance and strict products liability for plastic pollution in a New York river.
  • Several global food and beverage companies in complex litigation matters challenging supply chain practices and product labeling.
  • A global food and beverage manufacturer in a $500M breach of contract arbitration regarding distribution rights for a popular energy drink, which resulted in a global settlement following our initial victories in the first phase of the arbitration.
  • A provider of emergency air ambulance services in connection with a False Claims Act investigation.
  • A number of companies in connection with restructurings and attendant bankruptcy litigations and liability management exercises.

Ian also has an active pro bono practice, where he has assisted clients fleeing gang violence in petitioning for asylum to the U.S. Ian received his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Tax Review. He earned his B.A. from James Madison University.

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