Samantha Jennifer Block is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice.Ms. Block’s practice focuses on corporate civil and criminal litigation and government investigations, including anticorruption investigations arising from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She also provides strategic counsel to clients in the field of reputational recovery. Additionally, Ms. Block advises clients in connection with government contracts, including compliance counseling and representation in investigations and disputes.
Ms. Block received her J.D. with honors in 2018 from The George Washington University Law School, where she was president of the Corporate & Business Law Society and a notes editor for TheGeorge Washington Law Review. While in law school, she interned for the State Department, World Bank and Department of Justice, and was a judicial intern for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Judge Evan J. Wallach in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She was also a student practitioner in her law school’s Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Services Clinic.
Ms. Block earned her M.A. from the University of Florida in 2014, and her B.S. in business administration and B.A. cum laude in public relations from the University of Florida in 2013. Prior to joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, She interned in the Office of the First Lady at the White House during the Obama administration.Ms. Block was a member of Akin Gump’s 2017 summer associate class.
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors, 2018
- M.A., University of Florida, 2014
- B.A. Media & Communications, University of Florida, cum laude, 2013
- B.B.A., University of Florida, 2013
- District of Columbia
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