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Sam Brown

Sam Brown

Partner
location

3600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1908
Los Angeles, CA 90010

phone

213-310-8301

Sam Brown was named partner in January 2023. Sam began his legal career at Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP in the fall of 2015, shortly upon graduating from the University of Southern California-Gould School of Law.

Sam took a hiatus from the firm in 2017 to serve a one-year term as a Law Clerk for the Honorable George Wu in the Central District of California. Upon completion of his clerkship, Sam returned to the firm to rejoin the fight for worker and employee rights.

At Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP, Sam represents individual plaintiffs in discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and harassment cases. He also represents construction trade employees in wage and hour class actions and prevailing wage litigation.

Sam plays a central role in the Firm’s federal practice and has litigated civil rights and employment cases in the Central and Northern Districts of California. As Partner he will help lead the firm’s Federal False Claims Act (“Qui Tam”) practice, which exclusively represents whistleblowers seeking to enforce federal and state anti-fraud statutes.

Sam’s interest and commitment to worker rights have roots in his family’s ties to the Labor movement, and his own experience driving a truck as an owner-operator before Law School. He believes that dignity in the workplace is a right of all workers, not a convenience or privilege reserved for employees of a certain class, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Sam’s work at the firm builds off a stellar academic performance at USC, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received high honors grades in Labor, Employment, Civil Rights, First Amendment, and Administrative Law courses. He received the prestigious Dorothy Wright Nelson Justice Award and was named Public Interest Law Student of the Year in 2015.

Sam earned his B.A. in English from UCLA in 2007.

He is also a proud husband and father and an ardent supporter of the Chicago White Sox.

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Harassment Cases
  • False Claims Act (“Qui Tam”) Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Prevailing Wage

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2018

Education

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California

  • J.D. – 2015
  • Honors: Order of the Coif

University of California(UCLA), Los Angeles

  • B.A. – 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Lawyers Guild-Los Angeles Chapter
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Federal Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hadsell, Stormer & Renick LLP, Law Clerk
  • Unite Here Local 11, Legal Intern
  • Public Counsel, Summer Clerk

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. George Wu, United States District Court Judge in the Central District of California.


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you know I would say the philosophy that
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guys my work is that I’m here to write a
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wrong that has done has been done to my
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client what that means what that looks
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like what I guess Victory looks like is
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going to vary depending on the client
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you know there are clients that
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something’s happened to them that
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requires that we’re going to have to go
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you know all the way and and get
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Vindication at trial you know and there
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are times that that’s not what the
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client really needs what the client’s
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looking for is something you know maybe
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it’s something more modest that comes
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quicker and allows them to move on with
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their lives some clients want to be
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actively involved that it’s not going to
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feel like they’ve really gotten their
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wrong writed without active involvement
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there’s other clients based on what
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happened to them they need some
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separation they need us to be the ones
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you know fighting for them and keeping
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them as protected as possible so it’s
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ultimately about finding each unique
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path to victory for our
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clients I think that one’s easy that’s
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when the client lets you know whenever
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it is that the client feels heard and
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fought for you know sometimes that’s at
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the end when we’ve won sometimes that’s
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as early as two to three weeks when when
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you really get started on the case you
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know and just just knowing that you’re
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there fighting for them is enough so
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when we feel that gratitude and feel
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that acknowledgement from our clients
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it’s by far the most uh most important
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part of what we do

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