Professional Experience

2008 to Present
Law Practice of David S. Hammer, New York City
My practice encompasses both civil and criminal litigation. Presently, I am involved in an international antitrust investigation, and am serving as trial counsel in a copyright case, a murder case, and several state court damage actions.  I also have federal appeals pending before both the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal.

2003 to 2008
Partner, Mysliwiec & Hammer, L.L.P., New York, N.Y.
At Mysliwiec & Hammer, I tried a number of civil and criminal cases. My civil practice chiefly involved contract law, but also focused on accounting issues, as well as director liability under recently promulgated federal litigation. I conducted several arbitrations under the federal securities laws, and also became involved in partnership, copyright, antitrust and bankruptcy law. My criminal practice included the representation of witnesses in federal grand jury investigations, including antitrust investigations, and the representation of defendants in state and federal prosecutions and appeals. I also represented professionals in disciplinary proceedings.

1994 to 2003
Law Practice of David S. Hammer, New York City.
My criminal practice included the representation of defendants charged with every conceivable type of crime, from murder for hire to securities fraud to drug conspiracy to antitrust violations. In additional to trying criminal cases, I have represented witnesses in both state and federal grand jury investigations, and defendants in both state and federal appeals. My civil cases spanned a cross-section of commercial disputes, involving contract law, securities, partnership, intellectual property, antitrust, real property, bankruptcy law and matrimonial law.

1992 to 1994
Senior Litigator, Mayer Brown & Platt, New York City
My case load included construction,white collar crime, products liability, real property and personal injury matters, as well as miscellaneous projects such as a litigation review of a merger target. While at Mayer, Brown I worked on several jury trials, a criminal forfeiture proceeding and argued appeals to the New York State Appellate Division and the Second Circuit.

1987 to 1992
Law Practice of David S. Hammer, New York City
My practice involved bankruptcy, securities, white-collar crime and antitrust cases, as well as general commercial litigation.

1982 to 1986
Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
While an AUSA in the Southern District, I tried fourteen felony cases, several trials lasting more than a month, briefed and argued numerous motions to district courts, as well as ten appeals to the Second Circuit, directed lengthy and complex grand jury investigations, and supervised several new Assistants during their early trials. I served in General Crimes, Narcotics and Securities Frauds Units.

1980 to 1982
Special Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida (Miami)
During my two years as a Special Assistant, I tried fourteen felony cases, briefed and argued motions and appeals, supervised all prosecutions arising out of the 1980 Cuban “boat lift”, in the process overseeing several attorneys and a task force of agents. For this work, received the Justice Department’s Special Achievement Award.

1979 to 1980
Attorney-Advisor, Policy Planning, Antitrust Division, Justice Dept., Washington, D.C.
At Policy Planning, I worked on anti-merger enforcement policy and legislation, helping to draft a statutory “pro-competition” defense to proposed conglomerate merger legislation.

1975 to 1979
Litigation Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City
While at Davis Polk, I was chiefly involved in antitrust and securities suits, including five contested tender offers.