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    SAM DEWEY

    WHITE-COLLAR INVESTIGATIONS.

    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE.

    COMPLEX PUBLIC POLICY.

  • Samuel E. Dewey

    Samuel Dewey is an experienced lawyer and legal professional specializing in (1) white-collar investigations, compliance, and litigation; (2) regulatory compliance and litigation; and (3) complex public policy matters. Due to his level of expertise, Sam is a frequent commentator on Congressional Investigations on national network news.
     

    Over the years, Sam has served as the Senior Counsel in charge of Oversight & Investigations with the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, as Chief Investigator & Counsel with the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, and as the Senior Advisor with the United States Agency for Global Media.
     

    Sam has also spent a great deal of time in the private sector. He got his first job as an Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he was responsible for representing both corporations and individuals in Executive Branch investigations. Later on, he worked as a Counsel for McDermott, Will & Emery. There, Sam advised highly regulated companies and individuals seeking to mitigate significant legal, reputational, and political risks while advancing their primary policy objectives.
     

    Sam Dewey graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University, getting his BA in Political Science in 2006. He proceeded to Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2009. He was a Senior Editor of Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and an Executive Board Member at Harvard Federalist Society.
     

    Samuel Dewey’s diverse skill set includes consulting, congressional investigations, litigation, lecturing, staff oversight, risk management, and legal research. When he is not working, he enjoys reading, British History, choral music, traveling, and socializing with friends.

  • 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.

    Harvard Law

    2007 – 2009

    Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (2007–2008); Executive Board Member, Harvard Federalist Society (2008–2009).

  • Selected Publications

    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.

  • Selected Conferences

    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.

  • The Blog

    This article was first published by Sam Dewey's Medium profile. -- The 2020 Presidential Election brought with it many legal questions and, along with it, plenty of people looking for answers. Samuel Dewey, an experienced legal professional who has held counsel positions with both the House...
    This article was first published in The Daily Sundial by Sam Dewey. -- Law school is an exciting experience like no other, but it requires adequate preparation to ensure a smooth ride to the finish line.  In the following article, Samuel Dewey, a Harvard Law alumnus and practicing lawyer...
    This interview with Sam Dewey was originally published on Blog Process. -- When did you decide to become a lawyer? Several members of my family were practicing attorneys. When I was growing up, there was a lot of legal work going on around the house, and I remember as a child, I really...
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