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DON HAYDEN

“Don is very analytical, knowledgeable of the law and very good at finding unconventional solutions.”

Chambers USA , 2019
Chambers 2019 Leading Individual Seal

CONTACT DON

    

T: (305) 374-6620

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DON HAYDEN 

NOTRE DAME, 82  |  LOYOLA, 85

Although age is just a state of mind at MM&H, with thirty-two years of experience as a commercial litigator and a reputation as a seasoned practitioner in the international arbitration arena, Don has been around the block (and the globe) a few times during his career. Don prides himself as being a trusted advisor who can evaluate complex claims, especially for those clients who find themselves in multiple jurisdictions given today’s global economy.

Don has been ranked in Chambers & Partners since 2009 for commercial litigation, and has been regularly recognized as a top attorney by Best Lawyers in America, South Florida Legal Guide, Florida’s Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite and the Legal 500 for either litigation or international arbitration. In 2010, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Over the years, Don has represented AT&T, Knauf Plasterboard, Borg Warner, Banco do Brasil, Travelers Insurance, Google, and SAP to name a few.

Throughout his career, Don has been committed to pro bono representation. He served as the Chair of the widely recognized Pro Bono Program of Baker & McKenzie in North America for over seven years. He co-counseled with Lambda Legal in Langbehn v. Jackson Memorial Hospital, a high- profile case that led to an executive order by President Obama requiring all health care facilities receiving federal funds to have equal visitation rights for same sex families. In addition, he was involved in the drafting of an amicus brief on behalf of leading juvenile rights organizations, in Gill v. State, which led to Florida courts overturning the state’s prohibition against homosexuals adopting, and in Windsor v. the Internal Revenue Service, he assisted in drafting an amicus brief on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in favor of marriage equality. He also was awarded for his work in the areas of foster care and juvenile justice by Lawyers for Children America and the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office.

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  • Chambers and Partners, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2009-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, 2012-Present
  • Legal 500, International Arbitration, 2012-2015
  • Law 360 Editorial Advisory Board – International Arbitration, 2016- Present
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2001 – Present
  • Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and “Top Commercial Litigator,” 2009- Present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyer”, 2015- Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV-1 Preeminent” ranking 2000- Present
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – Fellow
  • Miami International Arbitration Society – Founding Member, Board of Directors, 2013-Present
  • Miami International Arbitration Foundation – Secretary, 2015-Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation – Co-chair, International Litigation Committee, 2002-2006
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law & Practice, 2014-Present
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration, 2014-Present
  • Law360 International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board, 2015-Present
  • Member of the Florida Bar’s Civil Rules Committee, 2016-Present
  • Federal Bar Association – Member
  • Lexis Legal Advisory Board – Member, 2009-Present
  • Lambda Legal – National Leadership Council, 2008-Present
  • Catalyst Miami – Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • The Miami Foundation – Chairman of GLBT Fund Grants Committee, 2014-Present
  • Berger Singerman, Florida
  • Baker & McKenzie, Chicago and Miami Offices

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


April 6, 2017   Miami Global Pound Conference

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Miami Global Pound Conference and moderated Panel of Corporate Counsel, Florida Bar President and Leading Commercial Jurist regarding

“Use of Technology in Future Dispute Resolution”


November 3, 2016   Federal Bar Association,

“The Nuts & Bolts of International Litigation”


May 14, 2015   Berger Singerman,

“Using Class Action Waivers in Employment Setting”


January 15, 2015   Berger Singerman,

“Best Practices in Arbitration: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”


September 2, 2014   Caribbean Arbitration Conference

Presented at the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute.


ARTICLES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


May 31, 2019 The Miami Herald,

“Who’s next in line for a Cuban reparations lawsuit?”


May 1, 2019  The Daily Business Review,

“Will Title III Enforcement of Helms-Burton Act Open Floodgates to Cuban Reparations Claims?”


February 26, 2019   The Daily Business Review,

“Forum Non Conveniens: A Vehicle for Sending Foreign Litigants Back Where They Belong”


December 29, 2017   The Daily Business Review,

“The Rise of Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration”


July 20, 2016 LAW 360,

Don Hayden on “3 Things To Weigh Before Using A 3rd-Party Funder”


February 29, 2016 LAW 360,

Announces Don Hayden as Part of the 2016 International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board


December 3, 2014 Doing Business in Florida,

“Florida: A Bright Destination for International Arbitration”


DON HAYDEN

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DON HAYDEN 

“”Don is very analytical, knowledgeable of the law and very good at finding unconventional solutions.”

Chambers USA, 2019

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CONTACT DON

    

T: (305) 374-6620

NOTRE DAME, 82  |  LOYOLA, 85

Although age is just a state of mind at MM&H, with thirty-two years of experience as a commercial litigator and a reputation as a seasoned practitioner in the international arbitration arena, Don has been around the block (and the globe) a few times during his career. Don prides himself as being a trusted advisor who can evaluate complex claims, especially for those clients who find themselves in multiple jurisdictions given today’s global economy.

Don has been ranked in Chambers & Partners since 2009 for commercial litigation, and has been regularly recognized as a top attorney by Best Lawyers in America, South Florida Legal Guide, Florida’s Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite and the Legal 500 for either litigation or international arbitration. In 2010, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Over the years, Don has represented AT&T, Knauf Plasterboard, Borg Warner, Banco do Brasil, Travelers Insurance, Google, and SAP to name a few.

Throughout his career, Don has been committed to pro bono representation. He served as the Chair of the widely recognized Pro Bono Program of Baker & McKenzie in North America for over seven years. He co-counseled with Lambda Legal in Langbehn v. Jackson Memorial Hospital, a high- profile case that led to an executive order by President Obama requiring all health care facilities receiving federal funds to have equal visitation rights for same sex families. In addition, he was involved in the drafting of an amicus brief on behalf of leading juvenile rights organizations, in Gill v. State, which led to Florida courts overturning the state’s prohibition against homosexuals adopting, and in Windsor v. the Internal Revenue Service, he assisted in drafting an amicus brief on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in favor of marriage equality. He also was awarded for his work in the areas of foster care and juvenile justice by Lawyers for Children America and the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office.

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  • Chambers and Partners, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2009-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, 2012-Present
  • Legal 500, International Arbitration, 2012-2015
  • Law 360 Editorial Advisory Board – International Arbitration, 2016- Present
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2001 – Present
  • Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and “Top Commercial Litigator,” 2009- Present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyer”, 2015- Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV-1 Preeminent” ranking 2000- Present
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – Fellow
  • Miami International Arbitration Society – Founding Member, Board of Directors, 2013-Present
  • Miami International Arbitration Foundation – Secretary, 2015-Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow, 2010-Present
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation – Co-chair, International Litigation Committee, 2002-2006
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law & Practice, 2014-Present
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration, 2014-Present
  • Law360 International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board, 2015-Present
  • Member of the Florida Bar’s Civil Rules Committee, 2016-Present
  • Federal Bar Association – Member
  • Lexis Legal Advisory Board – Member, 2009-Present
  • Lambda Legal – National Leadership Council, 2008-Present
  • Catalyst Miami – Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • The Miami Foundation – Chairman of GLBT Fund Grants Committee, 2014-Present
  • Berger Singerman, Florida
  • Baker & McKenzie, Chicago and Miami Offices

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


April 6, 2017   Miami Global Pound Conference

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Miami Global Pound Conference and moderated Panel of Corporate Counsel, Florida Bar President and Leading Commercial Jurist regarding

“Use of Technology in Future Dispute Resolution”


November 3, 2016   Federal Bar Association,

“The Nuts & Bolts of International Litigation”


May 14, 2015   Berger Singerman,

“Using Class Action Waivers in Employment Setting”


January 15, 2015   Berger Singerman,

“Best Practices in Arbitration: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”


September 2, 2014   Caribbean Arbitration Conference

Presented at the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute.


ARTICLES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


May 31, 2019 The Miami Herald,

“Who’s next in line for a Cuban reparations lawsuit?”


May 1, 2019  The Daily Business Review,

“Will Title III Enforcement of Helms-Burton Act Open Floodgates to Cuban Reparations Claims?”


February 26, 2019   The Daily Business Review,

“Forum Non Conveniens: A Vehicle for Sending Foreign Litigants Back Where They Belong”


December 29, 2017   The Daily Business Review,

“The Rise of Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration”


July 20, 2016 LAW 360,

Don Hayden on “3 Things To Weigh Before Using A 3rd-Party Funder”


February 29, 2016 LAW 360,

Announces Don Hayden as Part of the 2016 International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board


December 3, 2014 Doing Business in Florida,

“Florida: A Bright Destination for International Arbitration”