Sam is an associate in the firm's Global White Collar Practice. Sam guides multinational companies through complex cross-border disputes, including government investigations, litigation, and trials. Sam helps companies and individuals navigate regulatory disputes under the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sherman Act, and similar statutes. Sam is fluent in Japanese and French, and his cross-border experience includes representation of companies in Japan and Europe.
Sam has an active pro bono practice that focuses on exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. He has successfully tried two wrongful conviction matters for clients.
While in law school, Sam served as Editor-in-Chief of the Boston College Law Review. Following law school he clerked for the Hon. Mark L. Wolf, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; and for the Hon. Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Defended a London-based currency trader, Richard Usher, against charges he conspired to fix prices in the global foreign exchange (forex) market. Member of trial team. Mr. Usher was acquitted at trial. United States v. Usher et al., 1:17-cr-00019 (S.D.N.Y.).
Trial counsel in a jury trial on behalf of a wrongfully convicted Massachusetts man. The jury found the man factually innocent of all charges and awarded him $5 million. O'Loughlin v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1584CV00909 (Mass. Super.).
Representation of healthcare company in DOJ and SEC investigation of FCPA and revenue recognition issues. Client settled on highly favorable terms.
Representation of a Japanese auto parts company in an antitrust investigation by the U.S. government.
Representation of senior pharmaceutical executive in parallel criminal and civil antitrust investigations and litigation.
Representation of a pharmaceutical sales manager in a criminal health care fraud investigation by the U.S. government.*
Representation of a foreign government official in a wire fraud and money laundering investigation by the U.S. government.*
Representation of a national dental services provider in a government investigation under the False Claims Act.*
Representation of a health care company in a breach of contract lawsuit involving allegations of health care fraud.*
Member of a trial team that secured the release of a wrongfully convicted Rhode Island man after 23 years in prison.* Tempest v. State, 150 A.3d 179 (R.I.).
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.
What Headlines Missed About "Cartel" Traders' Trial 1 Year Ago, LAW360 (Nov. 12, 2019) (co-author with J. Mark Gidley)
Not-So-Great Weight: Treaty Deference and the Article 10(a) Controversy, 51 B.C. L. REV. 797 (2010)