Sam Heldman’s practice focuses on briefwriting, at the appellate and trial-court level in both federal and state courts, and on pre-litigation strategy and research. He works, in this capacity, with lawyers outside the firm who desire assistance in this aspect of litigation, as well as with colleagues in the firm. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sitting en banc, and many times before various federal appellate courts. His appellate practice includes criminal as well as civil matters on a wide variety of topics, including complex litigation, labor and employment rights, and constitutional matters.
Sam was first admitted to the bar in 1990, and has been with the firm in its Washington office since 1998. He graduated from Harvard College in 1986 and from Harvard Law School magna cum laude in 1989; during law school he was a member of the Harvard Law Review.
Sam is a Chapter Editor for the American Bar Association’s “The Developing Labor Law.” He has spoken at Continuing Legal Education seminars on topics including ERISA, Constitutional Litigation, Class Actions, Labor Law, and Voting Rights Law. His scholarship includes Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern Ohio and the Recognition of Weingarten Rights in the Non-Organized Workplace, 17 The Labor Law 201 (2001), and Quietflex Manufacturing and the Unpredictable Case-By-Case “Balancing” of Section 7 Rights: “Liberty Finds No Refuge in a Jurisprudence of Doubt,” 22 The Labor Lawyer 97 (2006). He is admitted to practice in Alabama, in the District of Columbia, in various federal District and Circuit Courts, and in the United States Supreme Court.
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