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

  • Cultural Care, sponsor of the au pair cultural exchange program, in nationwide class action litigation alleging claims based on antitrust, Fair Labor Standards Act, RICO, consumer protection, and other state laws.
  • A leading distributor of consumer electronics in nationwide class action litigation under state unfair competition laws.
  • A private equity company in international arbitration concerning alleged fraud in the operation of a portfolio company.
  • Multiple Ivy League universities in cases concerning alleged violations of Title IX.

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