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Mr. Lester S. Hyman

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Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
ArtsBacker , L.L.C.
4411 Garfield Street, Nw
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20007
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • LL.B.
    Columbia University
  • A.B.
    Brown University
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ArtsBacker | Our Cast, 20 Aug 2015 [cached]
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Lester S. Hyman is a Washington, D.C. attorney with more than 50 years of experience in law, business, politics, the arts and international affairs.
After serving in the federal government as an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and later as Senior Consultant to the Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Hyman returned to his home state of Massachusetts where, as a protégé of John F. Kennedy, he was Chief Assistant to the Governor, Secretary of Commerce and Development, and Chairman of the Democratic Party of that State. He also taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He then returned to Washington where he was a founder of the prominent law firm of Swidler Berlin representing major business clients both in the United States (20th Century Fox, McGraw Hill) and overseas: France (Roussel-Uclaf), Germany (Hoechst), Japan (Matsushita, Mazda), Korea (Hyundai), as well as representing a number of countries (Haiti, Liberia, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands).
Mr. Hyman has been very active in international peace resolution work in Africa and Central America where he has worked closely with former President Jimmy Carter and the International Negotiating Network (INN). He was President Clinton's representative at the signing of the Guatemala Peace Treaty (as well as Clinton's appointee to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Commission). He is the author of the 2003 book "U.S. Policy Towards Liberia".
He currently serves on the Board of the Center for National Policy, the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, the International Intellectual Property Institute, and the BVI College and is Strategic Advisor both for the Venture capital Company Oxantium LLC and ArtsBacker.
As a devotee of the arts, Mr. Hyman served on the D.C. Arts and Humanities Council, and the Boards of the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company.
PARIS, FRANCE, 29 October 2007 - ..., 26 May 2010 [cached]
PARIS, FRANCE, 29 October 2007 - Mr. Lester Hyman, the Center for Advanced Defense Studies board member and a founding partner of the prominent Washington, D.C. law firm of Swidler & Berlin, spoke at the inaugural festivities for the official launch of the joint Masters degree program between the Catholic Institute of Paris, the Paris-based Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (Strategic Research Foundation) and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in International Relations focused on "New Risks and Threats to International Security."
Lester Hyman named to CADS Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. 13 September 2007 - The Board of Directors for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CADS) was pleased to announce that Lester Hyman, a founding partner of the prominent Washington, D.C. law firm of Swidler & Berlin, has been named as a full member of the Board. Having served for an extended period as the Center's chief legal advisor, Mr. Hyman is now bringing his decision-making and managerial expertise to the governing body of CADS.
Mr. Hyman has acted as an advisor to eight U.S. presidential candidates, and has vetted candidates for Vice-President, U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, Director of the CIA, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lester S. Hyman, J.D. | Oxantium, 3 Nov 2014 [cached]
Lester S. Hyman, J.D.
Lester S. Hyman, J.D., Founding Partner and Senior Counsel at the prominent Washington, D.C. law firm of Swidler Berlin, part of Bingham McCutchen as of 2006, and Counsel to several Fortune 500 corporations, as well as various countries and major companies abroad. Mr. Hyman brings more than 50 years of experience in business law, government, international politics, and intellectual property. A veteran of the Corporation Finance Division of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Secretary of Commerce and Development, Mr. Hyman's broad knowledge empowers Oxantium's management team.
Lester S. Hyman, J.D.
Lester Hyman Publishes ..., 31 Aug 2009 [cached]
Lester Hyman Publishes Commemorative Essay for Ted Kennedy
Lester Hyman, a Member of the Board of Directors at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies who also served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from 1967 to 1969 recently published a short article in Newsweek in honor of Sen.
Board of Directors | Center for National Policy, 23 Mar 2015 [cached]
Lester Hyman
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