Samuel E. Doran

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Determined to help solve clients' problems, Samuel Doran's practice involves complex business litigation and white collar criminal defense, government investigations and enforcement. His pursuit of favorable outcomes has benefited a diversity of clients, from healthcare providers to one of the nation’s largest automakers.

More than an in-demand attorney, Sam's mix of steadfast focus and passion also makes him an empathetic client advocate.

Select Experience

Healthcare Industry
  • Investigated and litigated alleged False Claims Act violations against healthcare providers, hospital systems, academic facilities and more.
White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Member of teams that defended individuals and entities against multiple government investigations, including FCPA, trade sanctions and fraud allegations.
Investigations
  • Conducted internal investigation into executive’s self-dealing and conflict of interest for refinery client.

Litigation
  • Brought business fraud and deceptive trade practices action on behalf of energy company, resulting in complete victory.
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Experience

Healthcare Industry
  • Investigated and litigated alleged False Claims Act violations against healthcare providers, hospital systems, academic facilities and more.
  • Litigated healthcare FCA matters in U.S. District Court, including arguing dispositive motions and leading meetings with government.
  • Tried a multi-week federal jury trial on behalf of healthcare provider.
  • Represented an individual in an investigation into alleged scientific research fraud, leading to government declination.
White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Member of a team that defended against multiple government investigations against a large automaker.
  • Earned favorable outcome as member of a team that represented a client accused of trade sanctions violations.
  • Represented client in U.S. District Court on allegations of wire fraud and mail fraud, resulting in a positive outcome.
  • Successfully served as member of a team that represented multiple clients in state environmental crimes cases.
  • Member of a team that represented financial institution in mortgage fraud action.
Investigations
  • Conducted internal investigation into executive’s self-dealing and conflict of interest for refinery client.

Litigation
  • Brought business fraud and deceptive trade practices action on behalf of energy company, resulting in complete victory.
  • Litigated defamation and tortious interference cases against association and media.
  • Represented partner in breach of fiduciary action.
  • Briefed, argued and won unanimous reversal by New York appellate court in commercial dispute concerning service agreement.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Community

  • Houston Irish Network: Board Member
  • Houston Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association: Committee Member

Pro Bono

  • Represented habeas petitioner before U.S. District and Circuit courts. Resulted in client getting relief after U.S. Supreme Court retroactively applied previous ruling and reversed Circuit court in favor of petitioner.
  • Obtained pre-trial diversion for client accused of violent robbery.

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Curtis V. Gómez, United States District Court for the Virgin Islands

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009; Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board Member; Journal of Law & Politics, Senior Editorial Board Member
  • B.A., Duke University, 2006, magna cum laude