Jim Hamilton (1947-2015)

Jim Hamilton was Principal Analyst for Securities Law at Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. One of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in the securities arena, Jim was dedicated to his profession, to his colleagues, and especially to his readers. Over the course of his illustrious career tracking, analyzing, and explaining securities law, Jim authored countless reports, books, and articles relied on by practitioners both nationally and globally.

Jim's expert insights, first recognized in his analysis of legislation in the 1980s, brought him fully into the spotlight when he was cited as an authority in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee report of the Dodd-Frank Act. His analysis of that legislation was — and remains — definitive. For almost forty years, his commitment to accurate and impartial discussion of securities law helped thousands of attorneys navigate the intricacies of this complex practice area.

By those privileged to know him, as well as those in the industry who benefitted from his extraordinary insights, Jim will be truly missed.