Hecht Partners LLP
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Victoria Associates
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Kathryn (Lee) Boyd

Founding Principal

Kathryn (Lee) Boyd is an American lawyer and educator who has practiced and taught international law for over 25 years, both as a faculty member of Pepperdine University Law School and as an advocate in several landmark international human rights, commercial litigation, and arbitration matters. She is a founding partner of Hecht Partners LLP, a boutique litigation firm specializing in Intellectual Property, Class Actions, and International Arbitration. She is also a founding principal of the global International Arbitration network, Victoria Associates.

Lee is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with honors, and admitted to the bars of New York and California, where she maintains offices.

Ms. Boyd is an authority in international human rights, having taught, published, and practiced in the field for 25 years. She melds an academic approach with practical litigation skills to offer clients “top shelf” representation when the stakes are high.

She is experienced in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, foreign sovereign immunity, cross-border disputes, foreign domestic and investment property restitution, and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Among other matters, Ms. Boyd has successfully represented clients in cases involving:

  • Global gaming and sports company against FTSE 100 online gaming company in commercial international arbitration before the American Association of Arbitration (AAA) involving breach of contract

  • U.S. terrorism victims’ group in international litigation and parallel international arbitration involving the Libyan – United States Claims Treaty

  • Claimants against Iran and other sanctioned foreign sovereigns in enforcement of judgments

  • Restitution of 13th century illuminated manuscripts on behalf of the Armenian Orthodox Church against the J. Paul Getty Museum

  • Restitution of Nazi-stolen art property on behalf of U.S. and Polish heirs and Holocaust survivors

  • Intellectual property rights in copyright and trademark on behalf of Korean music publishers

Ms. Boyd is currently involved as co-lead counsel with Mayer Brown International in an investor-state ad hoc arbitration regarding $100 million investment in Romania as advocate for Claimants under the Bilateral Investment Treaties between the U.S. and Romania and Canada and Romania. She also is involved in a commercial arbitration before the Panama Center for Commercial Arbitration on behalf of a Spanish construction and development company for a $30 million breach of contract claim.

Bar Admissions
New York

Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals - 1st Circuit
United States Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
United States District Court - Central District of California
United States District Court - Northern District of California
United States District Court - Southern District of California
United States District Court - Eastern District of New York
United States District Court - Southern District of New York
United States District Court - Eastern District of Texas

J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
B.A., University of Virginia, With Highest Honors
Professional Memberships
New York State Bar Association, International Law Section
California State Bar Association, Litigation Section
California Lawyers Association, International Law Section
California International Arbitration Council (CIAC)
International Law Association, American Branch (former Executive Board), Human Rights

International Council for Commercial Arbitrations (ICCA)
Institute for Transnational Arbitrators (ITA)

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