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Samantha V. Ettari


Phone: 212.715.9395 Fax: 212.715.8000 New York

Samantha Ettari practices in the areas of white-collar criminal and regulatory defense, as well as general commercial litigation, with an emphasis on real-estate, complex contract disputes, and bankruptcy litigation.

Ms. Ettari is a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Group and a co-editor of the Electronic Discovery Update, which reports on legal developments in the area. Ms. Ettari has published numerous articles on electronic discovery in the New York Law Journal  and in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, on topics including the government's electronic discovery production and retention obligations in civil litigations and criminal proceedings, discovery developments in federal and New York state courts, and the increasing use of predictive coding and other technology-assisted document review methods. Ms. Ettari has also written extensively on the preservation, production, and use of social media content in litigation.

Ms. Ettari also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes representation of indigent clients in contested divorce proceedings in conjunction with Her Justice and the New York Legal Assistance Group. In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Ms. Ettari also represented an indigent defendant in the successful appeal of his conviction to the First Department.

From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Ettari served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Joan M. Azrack, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York, and from 2007 to 2008, she served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward R. Korman, District Judge, Eastern District of New York.

Ms. Ettari was recognized as a Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers in 2014.

J.D., magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2005
  • Editorial Board, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • Dean’s List
  • CALI Award for Excellence (Copyright, Family Law)
  • Brooklyn Law Students Against Domestic Violence
  • Courtroom Advocates Project
B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2000
Oxford University, St. Edmund Hall, 1999
New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Honorable Edward R. Korman,  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2007 - 2008
Honorable Joan M. Azrack,  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2005 - 2006
    -New York City Bar Association’s Women In the Courts Task Force
    -New York City Bar Association
    -Federal Bar Council's Inn of Court
    -Lloyd F. MacMahon Fellow
    -Director's Council, Brooklyn Law School