Travis S. Hunter

Director

302.651.7564
302.651.7701 (fax)
hunter@rlf.com

Travis Hunter is a trial lawyer who has successfully handled cases in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts, with particular expertise handling large commercial and trade secrets disputes in the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division (“CCLD”). He routinely litigates complex commercial and intellectual property cases involving business contracts, mergers and acquisitions, trade secrets, patent disputes, insurance coverage, and products liability. He has served as trial counsel in some of Delaware’s largest trials, including two of the largest cases ever filed in the CCLD, as well as trial counsel in large arbitrations filed with the American Arbitration Association. Travis serves on the Delaware Superior Court’s Rules Committee and the CCLD Rules Committee, and he is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Commercial and Business Litigation. He has completed the Federal Trial Practice Seminar, sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. In 2019, Travis was named as one of the nation’s top young trial attorneys by Law360.

Experience

Delaware Superior Court CCLD Experience
  • Incyte v. Flexus Biosciences, C.A. No. N15C-09-055 MMJ CCLD. Member of successful defense team on one of the largest trade secrets jury trials in the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division
  • Viking Pump Inc. v. Century Indemnity Co., N10C-060141 PRW CCLD.  Member of successful trial team in one of the largest insurance coverage cases taken to a jury trial in the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division.  
  • JCM Innovation Corp., et al. v. FL Acquisition Holdings, Inc., et al., N15C-10-255 EMD CCLD.  Trial counsel for defendants in dispute over business acquisition.  
  • Flowshare, LLC v. Georesults, Inc., C.A. No. N17C-07-227 EMD CCLD.  Trial counsel for defendants in dispute over business acquisition.
  • Novipax Holdings LLC v. Sealed Air Corp., N17C-03-1682 EMD CCLD.  Counsel for plaintiff in large business dispute involving claims of fraud.
  • Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc., N16C-05-086 WCC CCLD.  Co-lead counsel in indemnification dispute.
  • Alcoa World Alumina LLC v. Glenore Ltd., N15C-08-032, N15C-08-032 EMD CCLD.  Counsel in business indemnification dispute.
  • Larry Fabian v. BGC Holdings, L.P., N14C-03-037 MMJ CCLD.  Lead counsel in business contract dispute.  
Delaware Court of Chancery Experience
Delaware District Court Experience
  • Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, C.A. No. 17-151-LPS.  Counsel for plaintiff in one of the largest judgments cases filed in Delaware.
  • Hurwitz v. Mullins et al., C.A. No. 15-711-MAK.  Counsel in dispute involving federal securities law claims.
  • HSM Portfolio LLC et al v. Elpida Memory Inc. et al, C.A. No. 11-770-RGA.  Counsel for defendant in patent infringement dispute.
  • Cellectis S.A. v. Precision Biosciences Inc., 11-173-SLR.  Counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement dispute.

Publications

  • "Death by a Thousand Cuts—Using Pretrial Motions to Gain Trial Advantage in Trade Secrets Litigation," ABA, September 10, 2019   View >
  • "Better Safe Than Sorry: Experts Should Apportion Damages in Trade Secret Cases," ABA, November 30, 2018   View >
  • "Is It Privileged? A Young Lawyer's Guide to Preparing a Privilege Log in Commercial Litigation," ABA, June 29, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Court Holds Privilege May Be Waived for Communications Put "At-Issue" in Insurance Coverage Dispute," ABA, May 31, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Court Casts Doubt on the Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Provision in Technology Services Agreement," ABA, April 25, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Minority Members' Use of Implied Covenant to Seek Higher Transaction Price in Sale of LLC," ABA, March 29, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Court Highlights Interplay Between Anti-Reliance Clauses and Fraud Carve-Outs in Merger Agreements," ABA, February 15, 2018   View >
  • "Nonpracticing Entities: Come to Delaware," The Federal Lawyer, Oct/Nov 2013   View >
  • “Ambiguity in the Air: Why Judicial Interpretation of Insurance Policy Terms Should Force Insurance Companies to Pay for Global Warming Litigation,” Penn State Law Review, 2008

Presentations

  • "Delaware State Bar Association: Restrictive Covenant Considerations in Business Transactions and Litigation," March 28, 2019
  • "Top Trial Strategies the Pros Use to Win Their Case," NBI, Inc., December 21, 2018

Awards

  • 2019 Law360 Rising Star - Trials

Leadership

  • Delaware Superior Court
    • Rules Committee
    • Complex Commercial Litigation Division Rules Committee
  • Rodney Inn of Court, Treasurer
  • ABA Commercial & Business Litigation, Newsletter Editor

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University, Woolsack Honor Society, 2009
  • B.A., History and Classics, Davidson College, 2006

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2009
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2013

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Richard R. Cooch, Delaware Superior Court, 2009-2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian ad Litem, Delaware Office of Child Advocate

Practices

  • Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Delaware Rapid Arbitration

Experience

Delaware Superior Court CCLD Experience
  • Incyte v. Flexus Biosciences, C.A. No. N15C-09-055 MMJ CCLD. Member of successful defense team on one of the largest trade secrets jury trials in the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division
  • Viking Pump Inc. v. Century Indemnity Co., N10C-060141 PRW CCLD.  Member of successful trial team in one of the largest insurance coverage cases taken to a jury trial in the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division.  
  • JCM Innovation Corp., et al. v. FL Acquisition Holdings, Inc., et al., N15C-10-255 EMD CCLD.  Trial counsel for defendants in dispute over business acquisition.  
  • Flowshare, LLC v. Georesults, Inc., C.A. No. N17C-07-227 EMD CCLD.  Trial counsel for defendants in dispute over business acquisition.
  • Novipax Holdings LLC v. Sealed Air Corp., N17C-03-1682 EMD CCLD.  Counsel for plaintiff in large business dispute involving claims of fraud.
  • Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc., N16C-05-086 WCC CCLD.  Co-lead counsel in indemnification dispute.
  • Alcoa World Alumina LLC v. Glenore Ltd., N15C-08-032, N15C-08-032 EMD CCLD.  Counsel in business indemnification dispute.
  • Larry Fabian v. BGC Holdings, L.P., N14C-03-037 MMJ CCLD.  Lead counsel in business contract dispute.  
Delaware Court of Chancery Experience
Delaware District Court Experience
  • Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, C.A. No. 17-151-LPS.  Counsel for plaintiff in one of the largest judgments cases filed in Delaware.
  • Hurwitz v. Mullins et al., C.A. No. 15-711-MAK.  Counsel in dispute involving federal securities law claims.
  • HSM Portfolio LLC et al v. Elpida Memory Inc. et al, C.A. No. 11-770-RGA.  Counsel for defendant in patent infringement dispute.
  • Cellectis S.A. v. Precision Biosciences Inc., 11-173-SLR.  Counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement dispute.

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Richard R. Cooch, Delaware Superior Court, 2009-2010

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University, Woolsack Honor Society, 2009
  • B.A., History and Classics, Davidson College, 2006

Publications

  • "Death by a Thousand Cuts—Using Pretrial Motions to Gain Trial Advantage in Trade Secrets Litigation," ABA, September 10, 2019   View >
  • "Better Safe Than Sorry: Experts Should Apportion Damages in Trade Secret Cases," ABA, November 30, 2018   View >
  • "Is It Privileged? A Young Lawyer's Guide to Preparing a Privilege Log in Commercial Litigation," ABA, June 29, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Court Holds Privilege May Be Waived for Communications Put "At-Issue" in Insurance Coverage Dispute," ABA, May 31, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Court Casts Doubt on the Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Provision in Technology Services Agreement," ABA, April 25, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Minority Members' Use of Implied Covenant to Seek Higher Transaction Price in Sale of LLC," ABA, March 29, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Court Highlights Interplay Between Anti-Reliance Clauses and Fraud Carve-Outs in Merger Agreements," ABA, February 15, 2018   View >
  • "Nonpracticing Entities: Come to Delaware," The Federal Lawyer, Oct/Nov 2013   View >
  • “Ambiguity in the Air: Why Judicial Interpretation of Insurance Policy Terms Should Force Insurance Companies to Pay for Global Warming Litigation,” Penn State Law Review, 2008

Presentations

  • "Delaware State Bar Association: Restrictive Covenant Considerations in Business Transactions and Litigation," March 28, 2019
  • "Top Trial Strategies the Pros Use to Win Their Case," NBI, Inc., December 21, 2018

Awards

  • 2019 Law360 Rising Star - Trials

Leadership

  • Delaware Superior Court
    • Rules Committee
    • Complex Commercial Litigation Division Rules Committee
  • Rodney Inn of Court, Treasurer
  • ABA Commercial & Business Litigation, Newsletter Editor