Samuel J. Maselli
Sam Maselli is an associate attorney who joined the firm in 2017. Mr. Maselli represents clients in civil litigation, with a particular focus on business litigation and labor and employment matters. He has represented publicly-traded, privately-held companies, and individual clients in a broad range of federal, state, arbitrational, and administrative proceedings throughout California and the United States. Mr. Maselli has represented clients in cases involving claims for fraud, business interference, defamation, labor and employment violations and wrongful termination, antitrust violations, intellectual property violations, unfair business practices, negligence, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, and other forms of corporate malfeasance. Mr. Maselli also has extensive experience in representing California clients in connection with a variety of governmental investigations and litigation. He has tried cases by jury and before the United States International Trade Commission. Mr. Maselli previously worked for large, international law firms, including Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, and was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers magazine.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Maselli served as a congressional aide in Washington, D.C. and as an advocate for the rural telecommunications industry, focusing on federal legislative and regulatory issues confronting that industry. He has testified before the United States Congress on rural development and finance issues.
Mr. Maselli graduated from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2001, With Great Distinction and was granted membership in the Order of the Coif and the Traynor Honor Society. During his time in law school, he received Witkin Awards for Legal Jurisprudence in Business Associations, Constitutional Law, Remedies, and Professional Responsibility. He also received the Diana P. Scott Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy in Spring 2000 and the Consumer Attorneys Top Trial Advocacy Award in Fall 2001. Mr. Maselli further served as a teaching assistant for Appellate Advocacy and as a member of the mock appellate court competition team.
Mr. Maselli graduated from the University of the Pacific, Magna Cum Laude, in 1991, with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Economy. Mr. Maselli served as President of the College of the Pacific Student’s Association, as a Senator on the Associated Students of the University of the Pacific’s Council, and as a Student Advisor for incoming freshman. Mr. Maselli received History Department Senior of the Year in 1991, and he was granted membership in the Mortar Board National College Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
State of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit