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.
Obtained summary judgment at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals on behalf of a defense contractor that had been denied contract costs by the US Army
Represented parties before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Represent campaign committees in matters before the Federal Election Commission
Obtained special education services for an elementary school student at a DC Public School
Assisted with the non-profit incorporation of The Freedom Network USA, a national coalition of service organizations fighting human trafficking, and currently represent the non-profit on various matters
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