Overview

Sam Hyams represents clients in a wide variety of complex business pre-litigation and litigation matters in federal and California state courts, including class actions. His experience includes contractual disputes, unfair competition issues, fraud actions, and consumer financial services litigation. Sam is particularly knowledgeable regarding various consumer statutes, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and privacy-related laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the New York SHIELD Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Sam was an associate in the San Francisco, California office of an elite boutique law firm where he represented business clients in various litigation matters. Previously, he was an associate in the Irvine, California office of an Am Law 50 firm where he represented clients in a wide variety of insurance coverage disputes and complex business litigation matters.

While attending the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Sam was Senior Research Editor and Lead Article Editor of the UC Irvine Law Review. He argued a habeas corpus appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as a member of UC Irvine’s Appellate Litigation Clinic. Sam also served as a summer law clerk in the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office where he assisted in case preparation of criminal cases.

While attending the University of California, Irvine, Sam was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships and he was honored as UC Irvine’s Big West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013.

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University of California, Irvine School of Law J.D. (2017)

University of California, Irvine B.A., Political Science, Minor in History (2013) cum laude, Dean’s List

Admissions

California (2017)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional & Community Activities

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) (2021-Present)

UCI Law Alumni Association, Elected Member of the Governing Council (2019-Present)

Public Law Center’s Family Law Unit, Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney

UCI Law Pro Bono Clinics, Attorney Supervisor (2019-Present)

State Bar of California, Member

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

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