Sam is a senior litigation associate at the firm. His practice focuses on ERISA, employment, and commercial litigation. Sam is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, and is admitted in multiple federal district and appellate courts, including Courts of Appeals for the Third, Second, and Ninth Circuits.
Prior to joining the firm, Sam practiced complex commercial litigation for over five years. Previous accomplishments include working with two partners on a trial team that won the largest jury verdict in Arizona in 2016, co-writing briefs in an ERISA matter before the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that set favorable precedent in a published opinion, as well as writing and arguing before the Third Circuit in another ERISA matter that ended in a favorable precedent-setting published opinion.
At Quinnipiac University School of Law, Sam participated in the Appellate Prosecution Clinic in which he wrote a brief and argued before the Connecticut Appellate Court, obtaining his first favorable published appellate opinion. While in law school Sam also interned at the ACLU of Connecticut, the International Institute of Connecticut, and the Office of the Chief State's Attorney of Connecticut.
In addition to a law degree, Sam holds a Master's in Global Affairs from Rutgers University-Newark. He has also taught English Composition as an adjunct professor at Kean University and Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison, has taught language arts and social studies at multiple learning centers, and has been a copyeditor for an academic journal and a county-wide magazine.