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Samuel D. Almon

Senior Associate Attorney

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Biography

Samuel Almon represents clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has significant experience in commercial disputes, financial services litigation, securities actions, and appellate practice. Samuel has represented companies in a wide array of industries in highstakes contract and business tort cases. He has recently litigated actions involving trade secrets claims, restrictive covenants, state mortgage regulations, and novel commercial insurance coverage claims. Samuel has also represented commercial and investment banks in actions involving swap agreements and other financial products, has defended publicly held corporations in shareholder securities fraud actions, and has defended registered representatives and brokerdealers in FINRA (formerly NASD) arbitrations. 

His notable pro bono matters have included the representation of indigent former tenants of a slum housing complex in an action against the property owners and manager; a federal civil rights class action against the State of Georgia on behalf of developmentally disabled individuals; and the representation of a mother in the adoption of her foster child.

In his appellate practice, Samuel has represented appellants and appellees in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as numerous state supreme courts and intermediate appellate courts. Mr. Almon is licensed to practice law in Georgia and California.

Samuel graduated from University of Chicago Law School in 2004, where he was a Edmund A. Spencer Scholar. Prior to law school, Mr. Almon graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he got his B.B.A in Finance in 2001.

 

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Edmund A. Spencer Scholar
    • Honors: Hinton Moot Court Competition
  • University of Georgia
    • B.B.A - 2001
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Presidential Scholar
    • Honors: Golden Key International Honour Society
    • Major: Finance
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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Securities Actions
  • Appellate Practice
  • Contract and Business Tort
  • Financial Services Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Classes & Seminars

  • "Non-Compete Agreements: Current Issues From a Litigation Perspective,", Schiff Hardin LLP Corporate and Securities Group Meeting, 07/25/2011

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate Attorney

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Representation of indigent former tenants of a slum housing complex in an action against the property owners and manager
  • A federal civil rights class action against the State of Georgia on behalf of developmentally disabled individuals
  • Representation of a mother in the adoption of her foster child

Past Positions

  • Honorable Stanley F. Birch, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk, 2006 to 2007
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP in Los Angeles, California, Associate
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