Samuel L. Zimmerman
Sam Zimmerman helps clients deal with complex commercial disputes. His practice involves international and domestic arbitration (under most major institutional rules), federal and state court litigation, and proceedings before government regulatory agencies.
In addition to disputes based in the United States, Sam regularly assists clients in disputes centered in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. This broad experience allows him to help clients in whatever forum they may find themselves.
Sam has experience advising clients across a broad array of industry sectors. In the energy industry, Sam has helped clients achieve favorable results in construction matters, including disputes relating to EPC contracts, and commercial matters, such as distribution and supply agreements. In consumer disputes, Sam has successfully defended product manufacturers in class action litigation, and regularly advises clients on risk management strategies relating to consumer warranties and advertising. Sam has also represented automotive clients in connection with litigation and arbitration, product regulatory issues, and franchisor-franchisee disputes.
Sam has written on a variety of topics relating to international arbitration and is also a regular contributor to Hogan Lovells' International Product Liability Review, keeping clients advised of recent developments in product liability law.
Sam graduated summa cum laude from William & Mary Law School, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the William & Mary Law Review. He also received an A.B. in political science from Brown University.
Represented a Brazilian owner in three international construction arbitrations totaling almost US$1bn in claims.
Defeated class certification in a consumer fraud/RICO nationwide class action alleging claims concerning commercial HVAC products.
Represented the Government of Mongolia in defending enforcement of an UNCITRAL and Energy Charter Treaty arbitration award relating to uranium mining rights.
Represented three separate Saudi Arabian entities in two ICC arbitrations against a Latin American OCTG supplier, with total claims exceeding US$100m.
Represented a Brazilian metals trading company against its former JV partner in an ICDR arbitration.
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