Lester S. Hyman
Lester Hyman, a founding partner of the prominent Washington, D.C., law firm of Swidler & Berlin, specializes in creating and implementing legislative strategies and in resolving international disputes.
clients include Fortune 500 corporations as well as countries and major companies abroad.
Hyman has been an advisor to eight U.S. presidential candidates.
participation in the Clinton-Gore campaign, he
"vetted" candidates for Vice President, the Supreme Court, and the Cabinet and prepared the latter for Senatorial confirmation hearings.
He currently serves as a member of the board of the Center for National Policy, one of the country's leading political think tanks, and is a member of the advisory board of the International Legal Studies Program of the Washington College of Law at American University.
He has taught "Decision-making in Politics" at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.
In 1990, he
was a member of the International Observer Team, headed by former President Jimmy Carter, which monitored the first democratic election in the history of Haiti.
has been deeply involved in peace resolution efforts in Liberia, as well as legal and governmental issues in Japan, Korea, France, Germany, England, Russia, Lebanon, and the Caribbean.
In 1994, the President of the United States
, upon the personal recommendation of Hillary Rodham Clinton, appointed Hyman
to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission
President Clinton appointed Hyman to the eight-person United States Presidential Delegation that represented him at the historic December 29, 1996, Peace Accord signing in Guatemala, ending a 36-year civil war.
has written extensively on U.S. and international issues, with his
articles appearing in such publications as The Los Angeles Times
and The Boston Globe
biography appears in the current edition of Who's Who in America.
Hyman is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars.
is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
Hyman received his A.B. from Brown University in 1952 and his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1955 (Phi Alpha Delta).