Biography

Sam Yospe is an associate in the firm’s Litigation department who represents clients in complex commercial disputes and advises clients on employment issues. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Yospe served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert Cowen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Representative Matters

Represent pet food manufacturer in a case against its competitor involving advertising claims and against its suppliers in fraud and breach of contract claims.

Represent a leading foundation in a case brought under the Alien Tort Statute.

Represent global medical device companies in anti-diversion litigations.

Represent financial guarantee insurers in litigation against originators and sponsors of mortgage-backed securities.

Employment
Advise clients on employment issues including employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks, independent contractor status, and wage and hour law compliance.

Represented a leading not-for profit organization in an internal investigation relating to discrimination and harassment.

Represented a not-for profit organization in claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Pro Bono
Successfully argued before the First Department, Appellate Term that a tenant should be granted a judgment as a matter of law that she did not create a nuisance.

Obtained a reversal of a misdemeanor criminal conviction.

Represent a Section 8 tenant in termination proceedings.

Represent a special education student in seeking proper educational programs and placements.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Professional Activities

Member, New York City Bar Association (Federal Courts Committee (2013-2017))

Publications

  • "Cy Pres Distributions in Class Action Settlements," 2009 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1014