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Byron Hazzard



Byron Hazzard represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on securities, employment, education, criminal, and civil rights issues.

While at New York University School of Law, Byron served as managing editor of the New York University Law Review and a volunteer for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Second Chances Florida Program. He also served as a teaching assistant for a course on civil procedure, and interned for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud Section.

Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Byron was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. Having spent time with the U.S. Mission to China, Byron speaks basic Mandarin Chinese.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • A large multinational manufacturer in litigation against the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • A large U.S. bank in litigation in federal court regarding the termination of a senior executive.
  • A mid-sized U.S. bank in post-merger arbitral proceedings concerning disputed purchase price adjustments.
  • A U.S. private equity fund in responding to SEC information requests pursuant to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

News and Writings

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  • Hon. Allyne R. Ross, U.S. District Court, Eastern District Of New York, 2022 – 2023


New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2021, Florence Allen Scholar; Managing Editor, New York University Law Review; Semi-Finalist, 2020-21 Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition; Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business)

University of Miami (B.A., summa cum laude, 2015)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
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