Samuel E. Endicott

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Sam Endicott represents and counsels employers on employment matters and defends against claims of discrimination and harassment as well as claims of wrongful termination and retaliation. Sam also has experience litigating cases involving trade secret misappropriation and breaches of noncompetition agreements. In the class action context, Sam has defended employers in litigation involving wage and hour claims and alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Additionally, Sam provides advice and counsel to employers on all areas of employment law, including personnel policies, wage and hour compliance, classification of exempt status, employee discipline, internal investigations, and litigation avoidance strategies.

Select Experience

  • Defended a national retailer in numerous suits alleging claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. Investigated and resolved cases in favor of the client.
  • Part of a team responsible for defending a government agency in a class action alleging violations of the FMLA.
  • Second-chair trial experience in two arbitrations and one state court trial.
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Experience

  • Defended a national retailer in numerous suits alleging claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. Investigated and resolved cases in favor of the client.
  • Part of a team responsible for defending a government agency in a class action alleging violations of the FMLA.
  • Second-chair trial experience in two arbitrations and one state court trial.
  • Counsels employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including drafting employee handbooks, noncompetition agreements and separation documents.
  • Represents employers in federal and state courts, defending cases alleging violations of employment discrimination statutes, including claims of race, sex, age and disability discrimination. Clients have included Fortune 100 companies and local businesses.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Community

  • Vanderbilt Alumni Association

Prior Positions

  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C.: Associate (2012 to 2014)
  • Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald LLP: Associate (2010 to 2012) 

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • California
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2009; Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2006, high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa