Nowell Bamberger

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 2112
Washington 20037 DC US

Nowell D. Bamberger’s practice focuses on cross-border complex dispute resolution, including litigation, complex investigations, and international arbitration. His practice focuses on representation of multinational firms and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region, and related government and private civil litigation.

His recent experience includes acting for major financial institutions, investment professionals, and issuers in internal investigations, criminal corruption and market manipulation investigations, and related class action litigation.

Nowell joined the firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2017. He has spent extended periods working from the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and London, and holds dual U.S. and Italian citizenship.



  • Lead U.S. counsel for Medytox Inc. in national litigation alleging misappropriation of trade secrets related to the manufacture and sale of botulinum toxins products in South Korea.
  • HSBC in U.S. antitrust and commodities class action litigation alleging the manipulation of benchmark interest rates in Australia and Singapore.


  • BHP Billiton and Vale in an investigation into of the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, reportedly the largest environmental disaster in the history of Brazil.
  • HSBC in parallel investigations in the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong and elsewhere concerning interest rate benchmark setting and the global foreign exchange markets.


  • Comments and Articles Editor, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2005


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court


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