Government Experience

  • The White House—Associate, Office of Presidential Personnel, 2015–2016
  • Department of Commerce—Special Assistant, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, 2016–2017


  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (2015) magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2020) magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Samuel H. Ruddy


Samuel H. Ruddy is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the firm’s Health Care and Insurance/Reinsurance groups. He is also a member of the firm’s cross-sectional Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. Sam represents managed care organizations, insurers, and health care providers in complex litigation in a wide range of federal, state, and arbitral forums. He also counsels managed care organizations and health care providers on regulatory issues related to provider licensing, operations, and billing practices.

Additionally, Sam maintains an active pro bono practice. His recent pro bono work includes representing a veteran appealing a disability benefits determination to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and coauthoring portions of an amicus brief filed in a high-profile case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

During law school, Sam was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review and a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic. He also interned for the Honorable Patty Shwartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Prior to law school, Sam served in the Obama Administration, first as an associate in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and then as a special assistant in the Enforcement & Compliance division of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. 


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia; Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Representative Matters

  • Representing a Florida health plan in litigation against out-of-network providers regarding billing practices and reimbursement rates.
  • Securing summary judgment for an ERISA plan administrator in a mental health benefits dispute.
  • Representing a nursing home in an administrative law judge hearing challenging a state Inspector General audit adjustment to the home’s per diem Medicaid rate. 
  • Representing an insurer in a reinsurance arbitration related to long-tail environmental disputes. 
  • Drafting a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the No Surprises Act’s implementing regulations. 
  • Counseling a national health care provider on COVID-19 emergency orders and regulations in 46 states and the District of Columbia.


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