Samantha Booth is an associate in the firm’s Chicago and Palo Alto Litigation & Dispute Resolution groups and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice. Samantha routinely authors briefs and motions in high-stakes litigation involving questions of first impression—including cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal circuit courts, and state courts of appeal—and has argued before the Ninth Circuit, Fourth Circuit, and California Court of Appeal for the Second District. Clients look to Samantha for creative solutions in trial court and arbitral proceedings as well, where Samantha has secured victories for clients on dispositive motions and class action issues.
Substantively, Samantha’s practice focuses primarily on helping companies navigate cutting-edge and evolving consumer protection, data privacy, cybersecurity, and constitutional issues, as well as shape policy through government-facing litigation. For example, Samantha has secured numerous victories for a technology client challenging government restraints on corporate speech related to data privacy. She also routinely publishes and advises clients across industries regarding compliance with cybersecurity regulations, as well as steps companies can take to enhance their defense in the event of data privacy litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Samantha clerked for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, practiced securities and employment litigation at another top-tier firm, and worked for two years for a JAMS arbitrator. Samantha earned her JD from UCLA School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif, served as Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review, drafted several amicus briefs on First Amendment issues, and was honored as a Michael T. Masin Scholar.
University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, summa cum laude
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, JD, Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review, Order of the Coif, Michael T. Masin Scholar
- Not admitted in Illinois. Practicing under the supervision of firm principals.
- US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- US District Court for the Southern District of California
- US District Court for the Northern District of California
- US District Court for the Central District of California
- US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit