Overview

About Samantha

Samantha Sondag is an associate attorney in the Litigation group. Sam focuses on matters concerning commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and false advertising. She has experience in state and federal court drafting motions, managing discovery, and seeing cases through trial. Sam also enjoys helping clients resolve disputes without litigation when possible. She maintains an active pro bono practice that involves free speech and immigration-related matters.

Before joining the firm, Sam interned at the East Bay Community Law Center and San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.

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Experience

Experience

  • Member of trial team that represented energy drink company in unlawful trade practices actions brought by Attorneys General in multiple states.
  • Member of arbitration team that obtained favorable decision concerning acquisition induced by fraud.
  • Briefed dispositive motions in various cases involving contract disputes and alleged unlawful trade practices.
  • Oversaw e-discovery and briefed pre-trial issues in class actions alleging securities fraud.
  • Handled matters concerning access to public records, as well as claims for defamation and related torts.
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of antitrust lawsuits alleging monopolization of West Coast seafood markets.
  • Briefed and helped resolve claims for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Represented inmate in action concerning, among other things, denial of necessary medical care.
  • Assists clients facing website accessibility claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Assists clients navigating impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on contractual relationships.
  • Representing individuals seeking asylum.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law), 2021–2023
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Business Litigation), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2021–2022
  • Stoel Rives Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2018
  • UC Berkeley School of Law Prosser Prize for Appellate Advocacy

Civic Activities

  • Cooperating Attorney, ACLU of Oregon, 2016–present
  • Judge, Berkeley Law trial and moot court competitions, 2016–present
  • Coach, We the People High School Constitutional Competition, 2021–present
  • Firm Captain, Berkeley Law Partners in Leadership Campaign, 2017–2021
  • Board Member, Oregon Federal Bar Association, 2018–2021
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