Claude Szyfer | New York | Hogan Lovells

Claude Szyfer

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


Claude Szyfer
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  • Experience
  • Credentials
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Claude Szyfer concentrates his work in antitrust, real estate litigation and counseling, commodities and derivatives law, and general litigation. His diverse practice involves representing trading firms, utilities, major real estate developers, and trade associations. In particular, Claude has been counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc., for the last 20 years.

In addition, Claude has participated in both jury and non-jury trials in both Federal and State Court, and has an active antitrust counseling practice. His diverse practice allows him to be equally comfortable in front of a jury, or advocating on behalf of his clients before federal and state regulators. Fluent in Spanish, Claude's practice often involves the representation of international financial institutions both in the United States and abroad, particularly with respect to international insolvency proceedings.

Representative experience

Represented the Board of Manager of a condominium in their litigation against the Sponsors and Architects that executed the renovation and construction of that building.*

Represented a real estate investment trust in connection with their major developments throughout the New York City area.*

Counselled numerous developers in connection with major projects throughout New York City opposite the NYC Economic Development Corporation.*

Successfully achieved a full contract price settlement for a group of real estate developers embroiled in a major redevelopment.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, Notes and Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics, 1995
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, with honors, 1990
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board of Directors and Co-Founder, Real Estate Data Protection Legal Association (REDPLAN)
  • Board of Directors, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
  • Section Counsel, Counsel of Multiple Listing Services
  • Member, Community Relations Committee Board, MetroWest


Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

26 - 28 February 2024

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

18 January 2024 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (EST)