Sam Brown was named as the Firm’s newest 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
- Whistleblower Retaliation
- Harassment Cases
- False Claims Act (“Qui Tam”) Litigation
- Wage and Hour
- Prevailing Wage
- California, 2016
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2016
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2018
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
- Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. George Wu, United States District Court Judge in the Central District of California.