Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that five of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer-review publications in the legal profession.
Samuel focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and transactional matters involving computer, technology, and Internet-related issues. He has represented a wide variety of clients including motion picture companies, photographers, internet and computer-related companies, health care providers, and various other corporations seeking to secure rights, protect their intellectual property and defend their rights on the internet. He has also served as outside general counsel to a variety of corporations. Sam’s background as a photojournalist and computer software developer enables him to combine a practical understanding of content creation and a technical perspective to find solutions for his clients.
Sam has authored more than 50 articles relating to technology and intellectual property law. He has also lectured extensively and served for seven years as an adjunct professor of law at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. His lecture course, “Computers and the Law,” covered topics including internet jurisdiction, computer-related evidentiary issues, electronic discovery, privacy issues, “Cybertorts,” and the development of laws relating to computer usage, electronic commerce, and electronic signatures.
Since 2012, Sam has been a member of the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Sam is also actively involved with the Intellectual Property Law, Computer and Technology Law, and e-Discovery Committees of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, and through that involvement has helped to shape legislation in Florida relating to computers and other intellectual property issues.
Sam is board certified in intellectual property law by the Florida Bar and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Florida State University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law.