Education & Experience
United States Agency for Global Media
2020 – 2021
Sam served as the Senior Advisor and the principal policy advisor to the USAGM's Chief Executive Officer and other senior agency staff on complex regulatory and legal questions.
McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
2018 – 2020
Successful public representations included the representation of a major e-cigarette manufacturer and Blue Network insurer in wide-ranging House Energy and Commerce investigations.
US House of Reps Financial Services Committee
2017 – 2018
Served as the lead staffer for the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, managing a team of experienced litigators, law clerks, and staff assistants.
US Senate Special Committee on Aging
2015 – 2017
Led numerous investigations into substantial price increases on off-patent drugs; investigations into a variety of scams affecting senior citizens; and investigation of proposed FDA rules governing drug compounding.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
2009 – 2015
Represented corporations and individuals in Executive Branch investigations, including: False Claims Act cases; clients facing complex antitrust issues; and clients facing overlapping criminal and civil investigations.
2007 – 2009
Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (2007–2008); Executive Board Member, Harvard Federalist Society (2008–2009).
When Congressmen begin to ramp up investigations, it is important to know the risks. If your client faces scrutiny by a congressional committee, make sure you know the committee’s common law regarding informal precedent and practices.
This article explains a recent rule change regarding congressional investigations. The change could have a significant impact on Executive Branch witnesses appearing before Congress as well as any depositions given by private sector executives.
In January of 2019, US House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 6 on January 9, 2019, which dramatically expanded the committees' investigative power. In this article, Sam Dewey explains the implications of H. Res. 9.
Samuel Dewey was a contributing author on this article, which first appeared in the Journal of Law and Public Policy. It discusses Congress's power to enforce its own investigative requests when compared to the Executive Branch's ability to enforce said requests and the possible consequences that can emerge from increased enforcement from the Executive Branch.
Here, Sam gave a talk relating to US democratic oversight of the security sector as well as a discussion on how to effectively use legislative budget authority in security sector oversight. The event took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from September 25th to 26th, 2019.
On September 24th, 2019, Sam was a panelist at the Cross-Border M&A and Private Equity Investment Conference: "10 Years of Growth—What Comes Next?" There, Sam (along with his fellow panelists) discussed some of the most pressing issues regarding potential impending crises for vulnerable industries — most particularly, the retail and automotive industries.
Sam presented in Kyiv, Ukraine, on December 13th and 14th of 2018 for the Ukrainian Senior Leaders’ Seminar, which was set up by The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.