Chan, Hamilton

Hamilton Chan

Director of Executive Education
Visiting Professor of Business and Technology

Hamilton Chan
Hamilton Chan, Director of Executive Education, Visiting Professor of Business and Technology

Courses Taught

  • Executive Education

Education

  • AB, magna cum laude with highest honors in Psychology, phi beta kappa, Harvard College
  • JD, Harvard Law School

Background

Hamilton Chan brings his wealth of business and legal experience to launching and heading the new Executive Education program at Loyola Law School.

After graduating from Harvard College (phi beta kappa and magna cum laude with highest honors), Hamilton worked as an investment banker for JP Morgan in Hong Kong and New York, in Mergers & Acquisitions for the Telecoms, Media and Leading Technology Group. Following JP Morgan, Hamilton attended and graduated from Harvard Law School. After Harvard Law, Hamilton worked at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP as a Corporate Associate, where he represented clients including Berkshire Hathaway, Kobe Bryant and Universal, among others. He then worked at MGM as Business Affairs Counsel in the Motion Picture Group, where he negotiated and drafted writer, actor, director and producer contracts on behalf of the studio.

Hamilton then launched into entrepreneurship, taking over as CEO of Charlie Chan Printing, his family’s longstanding commercial printing company. He grew the company in revenue and profitability, and after running it for 15 years, completed the successful sale of the business in 2016. While serving as CEO of the printing company, Hamilton also started a tech startup, Paperlinks, where he served as Founder and CEO. Paperlinks received approximately $1.7 million in funding from Y Combinator, SV Angel and other elite Silicon Valley investors. Paperlinks provided a QR code platform for enterprises, signing up major clients such as Starbucks, Starwood Hotels, Pepsi and Nestle to the platform.

From his experience as an investment banker, corporate attorney and startup entrepreneur, Hamilton began an executive coaching practice, Coaching for Startups. He has coached more than 100 Y Combinator founders, along with numerous attorneys, medical doctors and even college professors. He also provides executive coaching to the legal staff at corporate client Netflix. Hamilton’s focus on professional development has extended to teaching Negotiations at Harvard Law School, in addition to teaching Business Development at General Assembly and Negotiation Workshop at Soho House.

As Director of Executive Education and Visiting Professor of Business and Technology at Loyola Law School, Hamilton aims to deliver practical and high impact education to executives through the rich platform of Loyola Law School. Courses will cover professional development skills and practical and relevant legal content for lawyers and non-lawyers. The Executive Education program aligns closely with Hamilton’s purpose of furthering lifelong learning and fulfillment, while helping individuals self-optimize.