2022 speakers

Lee Boyd


Kathryn (“Lee”) Boyd has more than 30 years of experience in complex impact litigation, international arbitration, and class actions involving human rights, rule of law, restorative justice, foreign affairs, consumer and investor commercial disputes and international law. She has represented clients in a variety of high-profile disputes, including victims of Argentina’s “dirty war,” indigenous peoples suing sovereigns and multinational oil companies, hijacking victims, victims of the Darfur Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Armenian Genocide and human rights abuse survivors seeking restitution of cultural property seized during war and political unrest. 

Lee is a thought leader in the field of international human rights as an educator, author, and practitioner. She brings an academic approach paired with practical litigation skills to her work, offering clients top shelf representation when the stakes are highest. 

Lee also is a member of Victoria Associates, an elite international arbitration practice group comprised of international arbitration specialists from around the globe, which enhances her practice and ability to serve clients with transnational disputes. 

Prior to joining Hecht Partners, Lee was a tenured faculty member at Pepperdine Law School, where she taught international litigation and complex litigation. She also worked as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and was a litigator at several prominent law firms. 

In 2021, Crain’s New York Business recognized Lee among its list of “Notable Women in Law.”

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