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 litigates a wide range of complex health care disputes. As a member of Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group and cross-sectional Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, Sam represents managed care organizations, health insurers, and health care providers in 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 past pro bono work includes successfully representing a veteran appealing a disability benefits determination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and coauthoring an amicus brief in a high-profile Supreme Court case.

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 Hon. Patty Shwartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Hon. 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.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a Florida health plan in litigation against out-of-network providers regarding billing practices and reimbursement rates.
  • Defending ERISA plan administrators in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit regarding mental health benefits.
  • Defending managed care organizations against ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims alleging health benefit claims overpayments.
  • Representing a nursing home in an administrative appeal challenging a state Inspector General audit adjustment to the home’s per diem Medicaid rate.
  • Drafting a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the No Surprises Act’s implementing regulations.
  • Counseling managed care organizations and a national health care provider on compliance with recent No Surprises Act regulations.

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