Todd Hambidge has earned the trust and respect of both clients and colleagues as a skilled and formidable litigator. A relentless advocate for clients, Todd is known for his incisive ability to distill complex conflicts and disputes to their core issues. Highly responsive and attentive to clients, Todd brings a personal commitment to solving their problems. Across a wide range of industries, clients rely on him for legal counsel in:
- intellectual property disputes,
- financial services litigation,
- media disputes, and
- general business litigation.
In his IP litigation practice, Todd defends the intellectual property rights of technology companies, media clients, consumer products manufacturers, and retailers in cases involving:
- misappropriation of trade secrets,
- trademark infringement, dilution, and counterfeiting,
- copyright infringement, and
- patent infringement.
In the financial services arena, Todd defends banks and financial institutions against claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations.
Additionally, Todd has extensive experience with First Amendment law and defends media clients in connection with print, online, and television content from claims of libel and false light invasion of privacy. He also represents media clients and news-gathering organizations with issues involving open courts, public records, and the Tennessee shield law.
Todd’s more general business litigation practice focuses primarily on contractual disputes, fraud, tortious interference, unfair competition, and statutory compliance.
Todd holds Tennessee and New York licenses, and he has represented clients in Tennessee and New York as well as Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.
Before joining Waller in 2012, Todd was a litigator in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, which is now the U.S. member of Norton Rose Fulbright.
Honors and Recognitions
Each year since 2011, Todd has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a peer-driven honor for attorneys who have been in practice for 10 years or less.