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Phone: +1-917-327-0342

Rua Dr. Luis Abranches, 12

Campo Maior, Portalegre 7370-048

Steven Hammond

Current Employer:

Independence DRS, LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Admiralty ✔ Antitrust
✔ Aviation ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Employment
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Engineering
✔ Environmental ✔ Industrial
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Licensing ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Mining ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Taxation ✔ Technology
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes ✔ Transportation
✔ Trusts/Estates ✔ Utilities


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Work History:

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (Partner - 1986 to 2018) Hill Betts & Nash LLP (Partner - 1985-1986; Associate - 1971-1985)


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Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, 1979 New York, 1980


Best Lawyers in America (International Arbitration) Chambers Global Chambers Latin America Chambers USA (International Arbitration: National Leader) The Legal 500 International Commercial Litigation's Guide to Leading International Business Law Firms The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Euromoney's Guides to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers Euromoney's The Best of the Best (Commercial Arbitration and Litigation) Benchmark Litigation, The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys


Member, CPR's International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals ICDR


Union International des Avocats: President (1998-99); President d'Honneur (2000); NGO Delegate to the United Nations (1995-Present) Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Executive Secretary, Planning Committee (1992-99) International Bar Association: Committees on International Litigation and Arbitration The Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Council on International Affairs; International Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee; Task Force on International Legal Services (Former Chairman; Honors Committee Advisory Board, Adolescent Girls Legal Defense Fund, Equality Now


Free University of Brussels, LL.M., International and Comparative Law, magna cum laude, 1979 Maine Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1977 Bowdoin College, A.B., cum laude, 1974


Identifying and Avoiding Pitfalls and Mistakes in Cross-Examination, in TAKE THE WITNESS: CROSS-EXAMINATION IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION 93 (Lawrence W. Newman, Ben H. Sheppard, Jr. eds., 2010) Value-Centric Approaches to International Arbitration, 2(3) PRAC. LAW J. 86 (2010) Spoliation in International Arbitration: Is it Time to Reconsider the ‘Dirty Wars’ of the International Arbitral Process?, 3(1) DISP. RESOL. INT’L 5 (2009) Making the Case in International Arbitration: A Common Law Orientation to the Marshalling and Presentation of Evidence, 16 REVISTA DE ARBITRAGEM E MEDIAÇÃO 171 (2008) “Cross-Cultural Aspects of International Arbitration” in Arbitration: An Islamic and International View, Seminar of the Union Internationale des Avocats (Jeddah 2003) “Arbitrators’ Refusal to Hear Evidence: When is Too Much Not Enough?”, International Bar Association (Cancun 2001) The Art of the Missed Opportunity—How U.S. Courts Declined to Assist Private Arbitral Tribunals under the U.S. Law Authorizing Discovery in Aid of Foreign and International Proceedings, 17 J. INT’L ARB. 131 (2000) “La Industria de Pleitos en Estados Unidos: ¿Epoca de Reforma o de Regresión?”, conference organized by the Universidad Compultense (El Escorial, Spain 1999)


Languages: English French Spanish

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