Samuel L. Zimmerman | New York | Hogan Lovells

Samuel L. Zimmerman

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Zimmerman Samuel

Samuel L. Zimmerman
Zimmerman Samuel
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For over a decade, clients facing complex cross-border disputes in the life sciences, energy, construction, and infrastructure sectors have turned to Sam Zimmerman for strategic guidance. Whether the dispute is in arbitration, federal and state courts, or a regulatory proceeding, Sam provides clients with the practical and calculated direction they need to succeed.

Sam’s practice area spans the globe, including the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and it’s his broad sector and multijurisdictional experience that allows him to help clients navigate disputes in any forum. He has experience with all of the major arbitral rules and works with clients on mitigating risks through strategic clause drafting. Sam also assists clients in preventing disputes and in post-award proceedings, including judgment enforcement. He is currently co-chairing CPR’s joint task force on best practices in arbitrating life sciences disputes and is the secretary of CPR’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee. Sam has also written on a variety of topics related to risk prevention and mitigation, including clause drafting, award enforcement, and product liability law updates.

Representative experience

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 U.S. medical device manufacturer in an ICC arbitration with its European distributor.

Represented a Japanese life sciences company in an ICC arbitration against its U.S. licensor.

Represented a bankruptcy litigation trust in multiple ICC arbitrations involving claims by EPC contractors against equipment suppliers for solar power generating stations.


  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2012
  • A.B., Brown University, 2009
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


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