Scott D. Hammond

Mr. Hammond brings exceptional experience to companies and executives subject to investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the world’s other major competition enforcement authorities. Mr. Hammond is internationally recognized by senior competition officials and private practitioners as one of the leading figures behind the globalization of cartel enforcement. His knowledge of and experience with the policies, practices and strategies of U.S. and foreign competition authorities positions him to represent companies and their executives in the potentially high-stakes arena of international cartel investigations and litigation. Before joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Hammond served as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor for 25 years. Most recently, he served for eight years as the Antitrust Division’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement - the highest ranking career lawyer in the Antitrust Division. In that capacity, he was responsible for supervising all of the Department of Justice’s domestic and international criminal antitrust investigations as well as overseeing all of the criminal antitrust litigation nationwide. Mr. Hammond oversaw the work of more than 100 federal prosecutors and led criminal prosecutions in a wide range of industries, including auto parts, LIBOR, municipal bonds, LCD panels, air transportation, real estate foreclosure auctions, construction, chemicals and coastal freight. He personally tried criminal antitrust cases and has directed the litigation of dozens of jury trials. In addition, he assisted in overseeing all of the Antitrust Division’s criminal appellate work between 2005 and 2013. More than 20 of his policy papers covering all aspects of antitrust investigations and prosecutions are currently listed on the Department of Justice’s website.

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