Samuel C. Bauer

Associate - Boston

Sam Bauer
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Sam Bauer is an associate in Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department. He works on general litigation matters, complex commercial disputes, employment law issues, and white collar crime and government investigations. He represents higher education clients in matters involving employment discrimination and investigations. Sam is also active in the firm’s pro bono program, working with clients on immigration matters, and with legal services organizations in connection with advocacy efforts on behalf of non-citizens.

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  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Connecticut College, B.A., cum laude, 2009



Representative Experience

Litigation and Arbitration 

  • Secured summary judgment for Harvard in a former faculty member’s challenge to the University’s decision to deny her application for tenure—a result the First Circuit affirmed on appeal.  See Theidon v. Harvard, 948 F.3d 477 (1st Cir. 2020)
  • Represented companies and employees in connection with defending and enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure obligations, in Massachusetts state court and before arbitration panels.
  • Represented multi-national company in insurance coverage disputes concerning defense and settlement of various litigation and arbitration proceedings.

White Collar Crime and Government Investigations

  • Assisted in defense of actress Felicity Huffman in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case
  • Represented medical diagnostic company in False Claims and Anti-Kickback investigations
  • Defending individual employees of a global consulting firm in connection with multi-district DOJ healthcare fraud investigation
  • Conducted internal investigation for a scientific equipment manufacturer concerning potential violations of U.S. export control and trade sanctions laws
  • Representing national healthcare administrative services company in connection with consumer protection investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Serving as counsel to a Monitor selected by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission to assess a major Boston financial institution’s compliance program and compliance with a Deferred Prosecution Agreement


  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2019 Pro Bono Honor Roll  
  • THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA: Ones to Watch in Litigation – Labor and Employment (2021) 
  • Articles Editor, Northeastern University Law Journal
  • Represented Northeastern at the 2014 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit