Aug 16, 2019
DOL: Employees May Use Intermittent FMLA for Children’s Special Education Meetings (IEP Meetings) The Department of La
Sam obtained his bachelor’s degree from Emory University, where he was a captain of the university lacrosse team and pursued international volunteering opportunities. Sam obtained his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012, where he pursued numerous scholastic and leadership endeavors.
Sam was selected to intern with the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where he collaborated with international delegations to organize legal education seminars in the areas of intellectual property and international arbitration. Sam was also a research assistant for Douglas Branson, W. Edward Sell Professor of Business Law, and senior development editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. In recognition of his scholastic achievements, Sam was awarded a scholarship to study international business transactions and alternative dispute resolution at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.
Sam is dedicated to using his legal education for the greater good, as evidenced by his time volunteering with the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Child Custody Conciliation Project and Wills for Heroes program. In 2017, he will begin a three-year term as a board member for Learning Enterprises, a non-profit dedicated to providing English as a Second Language instruction to students in developing nations across the world.
An innovative thinker and natural self-starter, Sam will dedicate his efforts at the firm toward promoting consumer choice as part of the firm’s consumer protection class action litigation group. Sam will also bring his litigation experience to the firm’s labor and employment practice and advocate for victims of employment discrimination and unfair workplace practices.
Sam enjoys taking long bike rides on the Great Allegheny Passage, exploring Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene and spending time with his wife and two cats.