Pierce G. Hunter

(501) 975-3112
Associate
(501) 975-3001 Fax
Pierce.Hunter@KutakRock.com

Mr. Hunter is an associate in the Little Rock office’s commercial litigation group. He practices in federal and state court in all aspects of civil litigation, including the defense of class actions, M&A disputes, labor and employment, appeals, and other complex civil litigation and insurance-defense matters. He represents clients in a wide range of business sectors, including health care, telecommunications, information technology, food and beverage services, and retail.

Mr. Hunter’s practice has also included representation of clients regarding securities regulation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity fund formation, as well as a wide range of legal matters affecting limited liability companies, close corporations, and partnerships. With both transactional and litigation experience, Mr. Hunter has gained a unique understanding of the multifaceted and complex challenges facing his corporate clients.

Representative Experience

  • Defended competing royalty class actions filed in state and federal courts, state-level appeal of overlapping class-certification decisions and trial in federal court.
  • Defended competing shareholder class actions and individual suits in state and federal court seeking to block the merger transaction of a publicly held client.
  • Represented shareholder group in international arbitration contesting European public company’s acquisition of private medical technology company.
  • Defended multiple shareholders seeking proxy access through process of “no-action relief” from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of a publicly held client.
  • Assisting publicly held companies with corporate governance, securities compliance, registration, and reporting under both the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules and regulations.
  • Representing clients with respect to debt and equity securities in both public and private markets.
  • Representing clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, and investors in venture capital, buyout and long-term private equity funds.

Mr. Hunter received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was Articles Editor for the UALR Law Review and a member of the UALR Moot Court Board. He competed in the University of Minnesota’s McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition where he received the award for the competition’s Top Oralist. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets.

Publication

THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW: Driving Legal Business Without a License, LegalZoom, Inc., Campbell v. Asbury Automotive, Inc., 2011 Ark. 157, 381 S.W.3d 21, 36 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 201 (2014).