Scott D Hammond is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP and co-chair of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Mr Hammond is internationally recognized by senior competition officials and private practitioners as one of the leading figures behind the globalization of cartel enforcement. His knowledge of and experience with the policies, practices and strategies of U.S. and foreign competition authorities makes him extraordinarily well placed to represent companies and their executives in the potentially high-stakes arena of international cartel investigations and litigation.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, Mr Hammond served as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor for 25 years. Most recently, he served for eight years as the Antitrust Division’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement - the highest ranking career lawyer in the Antitrust Division. In that capacity, he oversaw the work of more than 100 federal prosecutors and was responsible for supervising all of the Department’s domestic and international criminal antitrust investigations and litigation nationwide. He personally tried criminal antitrust cases and has directed the litigation of dozens of jury trials. In addition, he assisted in overseeing all of the Antitrust Division's criminal appellate work between 2005 and 2013.
Mr Hammond served as one of the founding Co-Chairs of the Cartel Working Group of the International Competition Network with a membership of over 100 national and multinational competition authorities. He also led and served on numerous USDOJ task forces, including Chair of the DOJ Criminal Antitrust Trial Advocacy Working Group, liaison to the ABA’s International Cartel Task Force, and a member of the Attorney’s General’s Procurement Fraud Task Force.