Ian T. Hampton

Senior Counsel

Ian T. Hampton

Senior Counsel

Ian Hampton is a senior counsel and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Ian has represented clients in a broad range of litigation matters in both federal and state courts including complex commercial, insurance, antitrust, and white-collar matters as well as in arbitrations and government investigations. Ian also has extensive motion practice experience in all stages of litigation including having drafted successful dispositive motions, and has argued before and obtained unanimous affirmance from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Foley, Ian worked as an associate in the New York office of an international law firm. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for Judge Marilyn Huff, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Representative Experience

Antitrust and Competition

  • Obtained dismissal of antitrust claims against Fortune 500 company on the ground that its participation in alleged price-fixing conspiracy was inherently implausible.
  • Defended a leading financial services firm in antitrust class actions involving alleged price-fixing in markets for credit default swaps, U.S. Treasury securities and municipal bonds.
  • Represent leading real estate brokerage in multi-district antitrust litigation involving allegations of conspiracy in market for residential real estate.
  • Represent surety company in antitrust litigation arising from sale of bail bonds to consumers in California.

Complex Commercial

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of trade secret and breach of restrictive covenant claims against manufacturing client and one of its executives and defeated plaintiff’s motion to amend its complaint. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the remaining claims.

Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Secured summary judgment dismissal of all claims against a multinational property insurer in a billion-plus dollar coverage litigation arising from Superstorm Sandy.
  • Successfully defended ceding company in arbitration brought by its reinsurer.

*Matters handled prior to joining Foley.

Awards and Recognition

  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation (2024)
  • BTI All-Star in Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution (2022)


  • Member, Board of Directors, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
01 September 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Seventh Circuit Revives Franchise No-Poach Case, Holds Per Se Treatment Possible

A recent opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstates allegations against McDonald’s that no-poach provisions in the company’s franchise agreements violate the antitrust laws, holding that such provisions may be per se illegal.
21 August 2023 Newsletters

FTC Blocks Interlocking Directorate and Makes Good on Its Commitment to Pursue Purported “Unfair Methods of Competition” as Standalone Violations

For the first time in 40 years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action to enforce Section 8 of the Clayton Act, which prohibits so-called interlocking directorates.
18 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys among ABA Antitrust Law Section Leadership

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have leadership positions with the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Section for the 2023—24 term.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
18 May 2023 Events

Threats of Antitrust Enforcement in the Supply Chain

Partner Elizabeth Haas, Senior Counsel Kate Gehl, and Associate Ian Hampton will conduct a webinar on increased enforcement of antitrust law in the supply chain under the Biden Administration
06 February 2023 Article

DOJ Withdraws Policy Statements That Defined Limited Safe Harbor for Information Sharing Among Competitors

On February 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced that it is withdrawing three policy statements the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued between 1993 and 2011, related to antitrust enforcement in the healthcare industry that, among other things, address the permissibility of information sharing.