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’s practice focuses on the representation of companies and executives subject to investigation by the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division as well as by competition authorities in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Before joining Gibson Dunn, Mr Hammond served as a US Department of Justice prosecutor for 25 years, including 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 all of the Department of Justice’s domestic and international criminal antitrust investigations and litigation nationwide and was the principal point of contact for cartel matters with senior competition officials abroad. He also supervised the Antitrust Division’s Corporate Leniency Program and was one of the architects of the Program. His knowledge of and experience with the policies, practices and strategies of US 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.