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Samantha is a member of the Virginia Government Relations Team, and works primarily on matters of interest to clients that are before the Virginia General Assembly. She works with clients on legislative tracking, legislative and regulatory monitoring, analysis and reporting, and compliance with state lobbying registration and disclosure requirements. Samantha is responsible for the management of Reed Smith PAC, Reed Smith’s Virginia political action committee, and the coordination of firm and client-sponsored fundraising events.


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
  • College of William & Mary, B.A.

  • Virginia

  • University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, Political Leader’s Program (2015), Sorensen Gala Planning Committee (2019)
  • Chamber RVA, MENTOR Richmond Program, Class XXIII (2019-2020)
  • Virginia Public Access Project, Partners Board Member
  • Junior League of Richmond, Public Affairs Committee Member (2020-2021)
  • Trial Advocacy Board, University of Richmond School of Law, External Competition Team Coach
  • Children’s Home Society of Virginia, Junior Board Member, Chair of the Committee on Recruitment and Engagement
  • Virginia Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Co-Chair of the Commission on Women and Minorities in the Profession

  • Honorable W. Allan Sharrett, Circuit Court - Sixth Circuit of Virginia, 1 August 2016 to 1 November 2017
  • Honorable Nathan C. Lee, Circuit Court - Sixth Circuit of Virginia, 1 August 2016 to 1 January 2017
  • Honorable W. Edward Tomko, III, Circuit Court - Sixth Circuit of Virginia, 1 July 2017 to 1 November 2017

Awards & Recognition

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award
  • CALI Award in Advanced Trial Practice
  • Junior League of Richmond President’s Award (2019-2020)