Greg Hansel is recognized nationally as a trial lawyer in complex business litigation.
He has won victories for defendants and plaintiffs in some of Maine's largest cases and maintains a national and international litigation practice. He frequently advises overseas clients on U.S. legal matters. He is listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America, which named him 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants. He currently serves as court-appointed co-lead counsel for direct purchasers in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, a series of private civil actions, with more than $45 million in partial settlements to date, that stem from the largest Department of Justice criminal antitrust investigation in U.S. history. In other recent cases, he won a $19 million jury verdict as lead trial counsel in Missouri federal court in an international contract dispute; recovered $32 million for a class of oil companies in federal antitrust litigation in Miami; and brought an antiterrorism case on behalf of American missionaries murdered in Colombia. He has argued five times before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Greg is experienced in class actions, antitrust and trade regulation, international, securities, construction, corporate, intellectual property, products liability, mass torts, contract, fraud, healthcare, RICO, employment, real estate, land use, technology, lender liability, professional malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, fidelity and surety, insurance, arbitration and mediation.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Licensed since 1986
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|ME||Authorized to practice law||1997||07/14/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Lawyer of the Year, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defense||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|AV Preeminent™||Martindale Hubbell||2015|
|Commercial Litigation - Defendants, Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Litigation Star, General Commercial and Securities Litigation||Benchmark Litigation||2014|
|Litigation Star, Antitrust Litigation||Benchmark Litigation||2014|
|Business Litigation||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Antitrust Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Recognized for Commercial Litigation||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2014|
|Board Certified in Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law||The Florida Bar||2007|
|Board Certified in Business Litigation Law||The Florida Bar||1996|
|Partner||Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios||1997 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Section of Antitrust Law||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Spring Meeting||"Antitrust Class Certification After Hydrogen Peroxide"||2009|
|Virginia, University of||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Harvard University||Government||A.B., magna cum laude||1982|
|Spring Meeting||"Private Damages Actions: An International Perspective"||2009|