Samantha Halem practices law exclusively in the areas of employment law and employment litigation. After receiving her A.B. from Stanford University, Ms. Halem earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Ms. Halem served on the Executive Board of the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
After graduation, Ms. Halem served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard A. Paez at both the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Halem subsequently worked as an associate in the labor and employment departments of both the California law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP and the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter, LLP. She is a member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California bars.
Ms. Halem regularly counsels clients in all aspects of employment law. She advises clients on a day to day basis on issues such as discipline, investigations, leaves of absence, and accommodations. She drafts handbooks, policies, employment contracts, and separation agreements, among other employment documents.
Ms. Halem is also a successful litigator, representing clients before state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.
Ms. Halem has also appeared before several different state human rights agencies, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in multiple jurisdictions. She has also successfully represented clients before arbitrators and in mediations.
Ms. Halem conducts regular seminars and training sessions across the country for clients and others. A sample list of seminars and training is available at Seminars and Training Programs.
Ms. Halem has repeatedly been selected by her peers as a Massachusetts ‘Super Lawyer’ in the area of employment law and litigation and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts.