Amber Hammond | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Amber Hammond

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


English, Portuguese


Amber Hammond
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Amber Hammond represents clients in domestic and cross-border disputes and investigations. Her practice includes conducting internal investigations, defending against government investigations and enforcement actions, and representing clients in parallel civil litigation, in cases involving allegations of fraud, insider trading, or other misconduct. 

Amber routinely defends clients in civil and criminal investigations and inquiries by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other regulatory bodies. 

Fluent in Portuguese, with an understanding of Spanish, Amber also handles cross-border investigations and related litigation matters that have a nexus to Latin America, with a focus on Brazil. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Amber practiced at another international law firm, where she represented clients based in the U.S., Brazil, and Europe, in complex commercial disputes, internal and government investigations, and international judgment enforcement and asset recovery matters involving allegations of fraud, money laundering, bribery, and corruption. 

Prior to this, Amber clerked for the Honorable James R. Sweeney, II, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Representative experience

Represented Fortune 500 financial institution in a DOJ grand jury investigation and an internal investigation into allegations of bank fraud involving a high-profile bank client. 

Represented Fortune 500 financial institution in an investigation by the SEC and an internal investigation into allegations of investor fraud. 

Represented global financial advisory and asset management firm in connection with insider trading investigations by the SEC and the New York District Attorney's Office.* 

Conducted internal investigation relating to highly sensitive allegations of workplace harassment involving a high-ranking corporate executive and a subordinate employee.*

Represented global social media company in multi-billion-dollar breach of contract dispute concerning ownership of the company.*

Represented Brazilian charitable foundation that had been the victim of an embezzlement scheme in cross-border campaign to recover tens of millions of dollars.*

Represented gymnastics oversight organization in connection with an investigation by the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee into widely-publicized allegations of sex abuse.*

Represented executives of manufacturing company in concurrent investigations by the DOJ and SEC, and parallel civil litigation arising from allegations of fraud.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Juris Doctor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2017
  • B.A., Indiana University, 2014
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Indiana