Sam Feigin is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group and chair of the firm's Israel Practice. He also serves as co-chair of the firm's Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice, is very active in the firm's Retail and Consumer Products Practice, and serves as a member of the firm's Life Sciences Steering Committee. Sam represents clients around the globe, particularly in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), life science, high-tech and consumer goods arenas. He is a trusted strategic advisor and problem solver who advises boards of directors and management teams on their most sensitive and crucial matters. Sam routinely serves as relationship manager and outside general counsel to clients, assisting them on mergers and acquisitions, private placements, leveraged buyouts, licensing deals, life science strategic collaborations, joint ventures, franchising, risk management, and corporate governance issues. His clients include start-ups, venture and private equity funds, middle market public and private companies, investment banks, and senior executives.
In addition to representing companies and funds in connection with transactions and other corporate matters, Sam handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters outside the transactional context. His employment work includes executive employment and equity arrangements, implementation and refinement of employee policies, wage and hour matters, workforce and management training on numerous topics, employee incentive programs, employee crises and disputes, reductions in force, worker classification issues, and non-competition matters. Sam is renowned for his work in the executive employment realm in which he handles dozens of inbound and outbound CXO employment negotiations for companies and executives each year. Sam's approach is to emphasize the primacy of achieving the client's business goals by focusing on strategic counseling, negotiation, and risk prevention. However, where disputes are not resolved amicably and quickly, he represents clients in court, before arbitrators, and in federal and state agencies with respect to the gamut of labor and employment issues.
Sam has extensive experience representing Israeli, European, and other foreign-based companies doing business in the United States, as well as those doing business with them. Throughout his career, Sam has maintained a substantial focus on facilitating the flow of business involving Israel-related companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. He has represented scores of Israel-based companies and those doing business with them. He has spent significant time in Israel and is deeply committed to the market.
Sam has an international network which he leverages daily for clients. He lived and practiced primarily in Boston for many years before returning to his native Washington, D.C. area. He spends substantial time in both regions, as well as New York and Israel. He received his B.A., cum laude with distinction in political science from Yale University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a Dean's Fellow and articles editor of The George Washington Law Review.
Sam has been recognized for exceptional accomplishments and standing in both the corporate and employment realms by leading publications such as Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A and Private Equity) and Super Lawyers (employment). In a recent edition, Chambers noted Sam received "glowing feedback" from clients and peers who praised his creativity, problem solving, and ability to smoothly coordinate multi-disciplinary representations.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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