Sam Crockett Neel - McDermott Will & Emery


Sam Neel represents clients in complex civil, criminal and administrative matters. He represents clients in litigation, congressional investigations, grand jury investigations and administrative audits and inquiries. He also advises political candidates, individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations and PACs on campaign finance, lobbying, pay-to-play and Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) issues.

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Government & Internal Investigations

  • Represented clients before the US House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, US Senate Judiciary Committee, US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
  • Represented government officials, companies, corporate executives and individuals in responding to federal grand jury subpoenas and defended clients during interviews with the DOJ and other federal agencies in connection with investigations into various issues, including public corruption, wire and bank fraud, money laundering, FCPA and FARA violations, kickbacks and illegal campaign contributions
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a publicly traded technology company’s board audit committee into accounting issues, including revenue recognition, internal controls and senior management conduct. Representation included advising the audit committee in connection with a related SEC investigation

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  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2023-2024
  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2023-2024


American University – Washington College of Law, JD, 2014
Vanderbilt University, BA, cum laude, 2008

District of Columbia

Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the District of Columbia