Samuel L. Zimmerman

Samuel L. Zimmerman

Senior Associate
New York

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 212 918 3000

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

When clients have complex global disputes, they reach out to Sam Zimmerman to provide strategic guidance. Whether the dispute is in international and domestic arbitrations, federal and state courts, or a regulatory proceeding, Sam provides clients the practical and calculated guidance they need to succeed.

Sam is experienced across an array of industry sectors, including life sciences, energy, and consumer, and his practice area spans the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It's his broad sector and multijurisdictional experience that allows Sam to help clients navigate disputes in any forum.

Sam also assists his clients in preventing and avoiding disputes, and has written on a variety of topics related to risk prevention, including mitigating energy disputes and providing product liability law updates.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Star - Americas

Education and admissions


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

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.

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