Duncan H. Cameron

Cameron LLP
818 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006

Phone: (202) 293-4690
Fax: (202) 293-1877


Senior Counsel


Duncan Cameron and Peter Hornbostel founded the firm in January 1972.

Throughout his professional life, Mr. Cameron has represented clients in a wide variety of international business transactions. Many of Mr. Cameron's clients are from developing countries - particularly Latin America, where he has lived and traveled extensively. Mr. Cameron has advised foreign clients on the legal aspects of doing business in the United States, assisted clients in the litigation and arbitration of international legal disputes and counseled foreign banks interested in establishing a presence or doing business in the United States.

As examples of the diversity of international work that he has done, Mr. Cameron has assisted a pool of Brazilian reinsurers in the settlement of claims against them of approximately one billion dollars; he has represented, together with Mr. Hornbostel, an agency of the Government of Guyana in South America in an extensive and successful arbitration against a U.S. contractor conducted under the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, and he has advised an Argentine entrepreneur in negotiating agreements with the former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev for his lecture tour of Latin America. Mr. Cameron has been a consultant to the World Bank advising the Governments of the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Panama on improving their foreign investment laws. Currently he serves as an arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Cameron has taught at Georgetown University Law Center and its School of Foreign Service and at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and was a trustee and chairman of the board of Zamarano in Honduras. He graduated with a BA cum laude from Harvard College and received an LLB from the School of Law and a PhD from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.


New York, 1959

District of Columbia, 1967

U.S. Supreme Court, 1970