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Samantha C. Booth

Samantha C. Booth

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Samantha Booth is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice group. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Samantha served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carlos T. Bea on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as clerked for a JAMS arbitrator for two years. She also worked as a litigation associate for another top law firm, at which she handled various securities, constitutional, and employment matters. Samantha has experience practicing in both state and federal court, as well as before arbitrators and mediators. She has represented clients across various industries, including real estate development, private equity, technology, and agribusiness, and was recently instrumental in securing a very favorable settlement for a client faced with a securities class action.

Samantha has developed particular expertise in First Amendment law. She has argued successfully before the Fourth Circuit, where she obtained a judgment in favor of her client on numerous novel First Amendment issues. Samantha has represented both corporations and individuals faced with unconstitutional speech restraints, and prepared amicus briefs relating to First Amendment and political accountability issues in various jurisdictions.

Samantha received her JD from UCLA School of Law, where she was a Michael T. Masin Scholar and graduated Order of the Coif. During law school, she served as Senior Editor for the UCLA Law Review, published multiple law review articles relating to securities, finance, and clean energy issues, and assisted in the drafting of several amicus briefs.

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