Jeff Hammel is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and Co-chair of Latham’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice. He is recognized by Chambers USA 2014 as a leading securities litigator, and named "one of the nation’s leading securities litigation attorneys” by The Legal 500 US.
Mr. Hammel regularly represents major financial institutions, accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors, board committees and individuals. He has defended more than three dozen shareholder class actions, derivative litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Additionally, he has significant experience conducting internal investigations regarding their financial reporting, disclosures and internal control procedures.
He is co-author of the treatise Federal Securities Litigation: Commentary and Forms, A Deskbook for the Practitioner (2d edition).
He served as a law clerk to Judge David N. Edelstein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Hammel is admitted to numerous federal district and appellate courts and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Securities Litigation Committee and Subcommittee on Broker-Dealer Litigation.