McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Sam Neel focuses his practice on civil and criminal litigation matters, representing clients in federal and state courts, as well as Congressional investigations. Sam also advises political candidates, individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, and political action committees on the Federal Election Campaign Act, Lobbying Disclosure Act and Foreign Agents Registration Act.
During law school, Sam was on the senior editorial board of the American University Law Review and received the Ira P. Robbins Award as the law review’s most outstanding senior member. He published a note in the June 2014 issue of the law review, titled A Realistic Forecast for U.S. Climate Action. He also served as a Dean’s Fellow for the law school’s first-year legal writing program and received honors for his representation of low-income clients as a student attorney in the school’s Civil Advocacy Clinic.
Sam has legislative experience at the federal and state levels, first interning for Congressman Jim Cooper in Washington and then working as a legislative assistant for State Senator Andy Berke in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Sam is committed to pro bono work and is active in the community. He advises nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of issues and represents clients seeking special education services for children with disabilities.