Mr. Hartley is a co-founder of Verus. Prior to founding Verus, he was an attorney with a national practice involving commercial, securities and consumer litigation. Mr. Hartley has represented a wide variety of clients including municipalities, corporations and businesses. He was lead counsel in the seminal Uniform Securities Act case of Connecticut National Bank v. Giacomi, as well as lead counsel in the matters of In re Colonial Realty Litigation Securities Fraud and In re U.S. Foodservice, Inc. Pricing Litigation (a matter that resulted in a recovery of $297 million dollars). Mr. Hartley has also worked with Attorneys Generals in various states prosecuting actions on behalf of businesses and citizens of those states.
Mr. Hartley is a 1972 graduate of Boston College. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1975 from Columbia University. Mr. Hartley is a member of the Connecticut bar, admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.