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Mr. Lester S. Hyman

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Board Member

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
IIPI
1900 K Street, NW
Washington DC , District of Columbia 20006
United States

Company Description: The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in Washington, DC. As an international development...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • LL.B.
    Columbia University
  • A.B.
    Brown University
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IIPI Board of Directors
iipi.org, 4 Feb 2015 [cached]
Lester S. Hyman Strategic Advisor
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 protege 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 Boards 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 - ...
www.c4ads.org, 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."
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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
www.oxantium.com, 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.
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Lester S. Hyman, J.D.
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www.c4ads.org, 17 Nov 2008 [cached]
Lester S. Hyman, J.D.
Member of the Board Chair, Legal Advisory Board
Lester S. 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.
Now a sole practitioner, Mr. Hyman was a founding partner and Senior Counsel at the prominent Washington law firm Swidler Berlin LLP (now part of Bingham McCutcheon LLP). He draws on over 40 years of experience in law, government and politics to create and implement legislative strategies, as well as resolve disputes, for clients that include Fortune 500 corporations, major international companies and foreign nations.
Mr. Hyman currently serves on a number of Boards including the Center of National Policy; Partnership for Democracy and Human Rights; and the International Intellectual Property Institute. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University School of Law.
IIPI Board
iipi.org, 4 Feb 2015 [cached]
Lester S. Hyman
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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. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations as well as countries and major companies abroad.
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Hyman has been an advisor to eight U.S. presidential candidates. Following his 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. Additionally, he 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.
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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.
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Hyman 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. His biography appears in the current edition of Who's Who in America.
Hyman is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars. He 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).
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