Sam Cowin is a litigation associate in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Sam has experience drafting motions and briefs on complex issues of federal and state law, arguing cases in state trial and appellate courts, defending depositions, and advising clients on litigation risks in a variety of contexts. Sam is also a member of the Firm’s arbitration practice group; his arbitration practice focuses on investment treaty arbitrations.
Sam maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he briefed and argued cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, D.C. Court of Appeals, and D.C. Superior Court.Sam is a member of the Firm’s Professional Standards Committee.
Clerkship, the Hon. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Maryland Court of Appeals, 2013 – 2014
Clerkship, the Hon. Anthony Epstein, District of Columbia Superior Court (Civil Division), 2012 – 2013
2014–2017 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Winning Team and Best Overall Performance, 2011 – 2012, George Washington University Law School, Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
“Session Report, Retrospective: Drafting the ICSID Convention and ICSID’s Early Years,” Arbitration News (an International Bar Association publication), September 2015
“You Don’t Have Mail: The Permissibility of Internet-Use Bans in Child Pornography Cases and the Need for Uniformity Across the Circuits,” The George Washington Law Review 80 (2012): 885
United States District Court for the District of Columbia