Hamilton Lindley

United States, Texas, Waco
47 years old
5.0 3 Reviews
Hamilton Lindley is a manager who develops others by his energy, enthusiasm and empathy. Hamilton learned to think quickly on his feet as an attorney and learned how to lead at Neighborly.
Hamilton Lindley is a manager of a large team at a franchising holding company that owns more than 20 franchisors with 4,000 franchisees who do $2.5 billion in revenue per year. Hamilton is a leader in his community by his involvement in Leadership Waco and his church's Sunday School.
Hamilton Lindley was an award winning attorney, receiving many accolades from magazines and bar associations. Hamilton was president of the Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. When he was a lawyer, he was involved in cases with billions of dollars on the line in shareholder cases. Hamilton learned how to make complicated things sound simple as an attorney. He is now a manager of a team of compliance professionals where he leads with a servant's heart.
Hamilton Lindley would like to see his children grow to become happy, content adults. He wants to own a business of his own and continue to develop others to their best potential.

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09/10/2023 @ 09:32 pm

Hamilton P Lindley is a kind person who puts others first

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10/29/2023 @ 08:37 pm

Hamilton Lindley is known for his warmth and competence as a Texas business leader.

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11/19/2023 @ 09:35 pm

Hamilton Lindley is an honest, funny, and focused leader. He gets results by building people up, creating systems, and never quitting.

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  • Baylor Law School , United States , Waco

    JD , Obtained juris doctor in law
    05/2000 - 02/2004
  • Baylor University , United States , Waco

    BBA , Obtained degree in entrepreneurship.
    08/1996 - 05/2000
Career History
  • Neighborly , United States , Waco , • Lead department of ten associates by servant leadership, high energy level, and commitment to continuous improvement • Prioritize multiple projects simultaneously with professionalism, meeting tight deadlines in a high-pressure, fast paced and collaborative environment • Consulting business operations on budgeting, accounting, and financial analysis for operational compliance • Implement staff compliance training for procedures and strategy on a weekly basis • Develop presentations and reports recommending action to legal department, finance department, C-suite, and outside counsel • Engineer competitive strategies to position compliance department as a business partner with operations by incorporating SaaS • Problem-solving with business operations involving matters of compliance monitoring • Writing policy for internal guidelines • Manage, plan and develop material for board meetings and executive leadership • Supervise nine compliance associates dedicated to risk assessment, data analytics, and compliance management. Manage, plan and develop material for board meetings and executive leadership • Spearhead launch of program that yielded an increase of 2,366% in EBITDA growth through strategic planning and implementing business-minded approach to compliance • Execute policies that result in nearly 100% compliance with non-financial obligations of ex-franchisees • Coach staff to enhance compliance programs through effective people management • Implement change management process and communicate to impacted parties by crafting message for multiple executive leadership audiences • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, departments and outside consultants to develop a compliance reporting platform • Launch program to coach and mentor associates, increasing employee engagement • Research and investigate non-compete and trademark violations • Show a high degree of initiative involving system development, business administration, budget management and financial results by increasing ROI on investments in litigation finance • Delegating tasks to employees for compliance efforts with former franchisees

    Compliance Manager
  • Neighborly , United States , Waco , • Generate millions in judgments for six franchised brands, turning the legal department into a profit center • Advise executive team of $2+ billion franchise system on enterprise-driven legal issues, including franchise law, disputes, litigation, contracts, trademarks, audits, marketing, and other corporate matters • Partner with business operations to control costs while increasing revenue through strategic litigation initiatives by using business acumen and critical thinking. • Troubleshoot vulnerabilities of internal compliance, group policy, code of conduct, and code of ethics. • Manage litigation involving non-compete agreements, trademark violations, and franchise law • Update franchise disclosure documents in the United States and Canada • Design and implement technology changes to streamline systems and quality control for business operations, document management, and financial management • Write group policy and procedures manuals including privacy policy and document destruction policy for legal compliance and regulatory compliance. • Evaluate regulatory risk and risk management insurance policies for cost control and business operations. • Manage business relationships by written communication and oral communication to the business operations teams. • Review and analyze advertising material for marketing compliance • Presentations to CEO, CFO, COO, and brand presidents about updates in transactions and litigation in high stakes meetings • Provide policy analysis to executive management using excellent communication skills • Command the confidence and respect of executives during C-level consulting • Manage thoughtfully with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives • Use business storytelling to explain research and critical thinking to multiple executive management teams

    Senior Corporate Counsel
    05/2015 to 11/2017
  • Dunnam & Dunnam , United States , Waco , • Advocate for clients at trials and injunctions in matters involving trade secrets, construction, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, fiduciary duties, shareholder claims, personal injury, real estate and contracts • Advise boards, companies and shareholders regarding corporate governance, federal antifraud provisions, public disclosures, insider transactions, hostile takeovers and mergers & acquisitions often involving private equity companies • Investigate and advise shareholders about compliance with federal law by interviewing confidential informants, analyzing quarterly and annual reports, letters of intent, due diligence, merger agreements, warrants, options and other financial documents • Innovate new strategies for internet marketing for the firm, including managing the website and social media accounts as equity partner • Collaborate with lawyers nationwide regarding leading shareholder class action litigation • Employ public speaking in front of judges and lawyers in highly contentious matters • Writing, editing, and designing website and other corporate communications for law firm business development with creativity • Perform market research and content marketing for digital media after collaborating with partners about content strategy. Manage online marketing, social media, and public relations for law firm. • Negotiaition with opposing lawyers about legal matters • Persuasion of judges and juries by compelling storytelling in both oral communication and written communicaiton • Engage in active listening with clients about thier legal problems • Use independent judgment and initiative to develop and implement improved office procedures and technology; organize own work, set priorities and meet deadlines

    Partner / Attorney
    08/2013 to 04/2015
  • Deans & Lyons , United States , Dallas , • Prevail at trial against two large Dallas litigation boutique law firms in business lawsuit • Manage all aspects of complex litigation involving mergers and acquisitions, investments, financial regulations, corporate finance, securities regulations, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, anti-bribery, SEC, proxy statements, initial public offerings, financial accounting, managerial accounting, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act • Generate cases to the firm by business networking and business relationship building • Effectively argue through written briefing and oral advocacy dozens of motions to dismiss, injunctions, summary judgments, lead counsel, remand, and expedited discovery in legal matters for Fortune 100 client, individuals and other companies • Negotiate and draft transactions relating to real estate, securities, non-disclosure agreements, copyright, construction, corporate governance and formations of new business ventures • Successfully resolve personal injury litigation for plaintiffs and defendants in trucking cases and other matters involving personal injuries • Drive results by problem-solving project management. • Hand-on, motivating manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment as a servant leader • Use strong analytical skills and experience to interpret strategic vision into an operational model • Promote diversity and inclusion in team-building and staffing decisions • Implement background in financial statement analysis, financial modeling, and valuation for negotiations in merger and acquisition litigation • Automate processes and systems to achieve efficiency gains and quality improvement • Motivate and lead a high-performance team of professionals • Provide active mentoring as a cornerstone to career development • Identify, assess and communicate risks and exposures within or faced by the law firm, and develop measures to effectively mitigate such risks on a timely basis

    03/2013 to 07/2014
  • Goldfarb , United States , Dallas , • Originate and successfully resolve over 40 cases producing hundreds of millions in shareholder value • Advise and advocate for the board of venture-capital-backed internet security startup involved in stockholder dispute involving licensing agreements, financing agreements, credit facilities, and investor rights agreements • Litigated cases representing officers and directors in privately held companies in securities litigation • Appointed as Sole Lead and Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in nationwide shareholder litigation • Represent Europe’s third largest telephone company in federal court seeking emergency injunctive relief involving national security issues • Investigate and prosecute claims involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act • Represent clients in over 100 cases in ongoing stockholder class and derivative actions, requiring a deep financial understanding of reporting requirements • Defending shareholder derivative litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty claims under Texas and Delaware law • Use organizational skills and tenacious work ethic to obtain cases in an intense environment requiring self to be easily adaptable • Seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the strategy • Lead by collaborative and flexible style with a strong service mentality • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team. • Persevere in the face of challenges and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards • Builds strong relationships with others, particularly in a creative environment, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively • Understanding of investor mindsets and ability to frame and drive value-maximizing outcomes • Identify internal control weaknesses and design implementation of control improvements to effectively monitor controls compliance

    Partner / Attorney
    09/2010 to 02/2013
  • Provost Umphrey , United States , Dallas , • Developed business strategy to obtain 80 securities actions in less than one year • Researched and wrote persuasive arguments in cases involving business litigation, regulatory requirements, securities, internal controls, accounting, financial services, and compliance oversight • Took depositions of chief executives of Fortune 100 Companies in nationwide securities class action litigation • Business relationship management of dozens of law firms and clients to increase firm revenue • Prioritized 100+ shareholder cases with cases involving Cravath, Simpson Thatcher and Weil Gotshal • Drafted persuasive legal documents and took depositions in significant securities class actions including Enron • Successfully presented motions for mandatory injunction, summary judgment, lead counsel, and expedited discovery in shareholder litigation • Negotiated legal documents with opposing counsel in class action and fiduciary litigation • Investigated potential securities lawsuits by researching regulatory filings including SEC Forms 3-5, 8-K, 10-K, 10-Q, 14A, S-1, S-3, S-4, and S-8 • Supervised team of lawyers and paralegals in dynamic, intense environment with tight deadlines and high stakes • Used superb oral communication skills and critical-thinking in dozens of depositions involving officers and directors from Fortune 500 companies in securities class action and fiduciary litigation • Managed team of law clerks and paralegals in document review containing over 40 million documents in securities class action • Assisted in generating over $800 million for shareholders in securities class action and fiduciary duty litigation • Obtained denial of motion to dismiss and summary judgment by Lions Gate in copyright infringement action • Demonstrated computer literacy with detailed written reports in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint

    02/2004 to 08/2010
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Core Competencies
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
Greatest Attributes

No Greatest Attributes Specified

Business Achievements
  • Increasing EBITDA from $70k to $1M
  • Winning at Trial Against World-Renowned Lawyers
  • Developing Future Leaders
  • Fixing Inefficient Procedures
Worst Failures in Business

No Worst Failures in Business Specified

Political Party

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