Samuel N. Rudman

Counseling a wide range of clients across industries in brand-threatening, high-stakes civil litigation, Sam has extensive experience defending companies in class actions and cases arising under the antitrust laws. He has recently tried or arbitrated cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, alleged breaches of representations and warranties in M&A agreements, and complex reinsurance issues. Mr. Rudman also regularly represents colleges and universities in their most sensitive matters, including cases arising under Title IX. 

Representative Engagements

  • Currently representing a global provider of telecommunication services in a confidential arbitration concerning various disputes arising from asset purchase agreements.
  • Currently representing a Fortune 500 company in connection with a dispute with one of its largest service providers.
  • Represented a leading international reinsurance firm in a confidential arbitration (prevailed on all claims following the arbitration hearing and won attorneys’ fees).
  • Represented a private equity client’s portfolio company in an international arbitration relating to alleged fraud in the operation of a portfolio company.
  • Represented companies and individuals in connection with issues and investigations relating to Section 8 of the Clayton Act and Section One of the Sherman Act.
  • Novi Footwear Int’l Co. Ltd v. Earth Opco LLC, D. Mass: Represented a commercial lender in connection with a dispute concerning a multi-million dollar asset-based loan; won summary judgment.
  • Represented a leading insurance company in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy (presented expert testimony on behalf of the non-settling insurers at the confirmation hearing).
  • Soo v. Lorex Corp., N.D. Cal.: Represented a leading distributor of consumer electronics in nationwide class action litigation; defeated nationwide class allegations shortly before the case settled.
  • Represented Cultural Care, a sponsor of the au pair cultural exchange program, in nationwide class action litigation in connection with claims arising under the antitrust laws, RICO, and various state laws.
  • Represented multiple Ivy League universities in cases concerning alleged violations of Title IX and related civil litigation.

Publications & Presentations

  • "Recent Developments in the NCAA’s Regulation of NIL Deals for Student-Athletes," podcast co-host, Choate's Litigation Updates Podcast, June 2022.

Education & Credentials

University of Michigan Law School
JD, 2012, magna cum laude
Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship (Michigan Law School’s highest honor)
Winner, Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition
Amherst College
BA, 2009, magna cum laude



New York

U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Honorable Steven M. Colloton
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Honorable Amul R. Thapar
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky