Jenner & Block

Samuel Birnbaum’s practice focuses on complex issues of commercial, constitutional, administrative, and international law.

Mr. Birnbaum has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including disputes in the hospitality and energy industries, False Claims Act disputes, and a digital ratemaking proceeding before the Copyright Royalties Board.  He has drafted numerous motions and briefs, including dispositive motions.  Mr. Birnbaum has served on multiple trial and arbitration teams and has substantial experience preparing direct and cross-examinations and assisting with the preparation of closing argument.  He also represents clients in government investigations and enforcement actions.

Mr. Birnbaum maintains a substantial pro bono practice, including work on civil rights and immigration matters and litigation on behalf of victims of human trafficking.

Mr. Birnbaum received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2014, where he was an articles editor on the Harvard Law Review.  Prior to joining Jenner & Block, he clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Birnbaum is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, DC.