Samantha O. Hay is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, where she currently practices in the firm’s Litigation department. Samantha’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in both federal and state court. She also maintains a robust pro bono practice.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Samantha served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 2022 to 2023, and practiced with the firm Kirkland & Ellis as an associate in its litigation group from 2020 to 2022.
Samantha earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where she was the Executive Editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Journal. Samantha also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, an extern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, and a research assistant focused on campaign finance law for Professor Abby Wood. Prior to law school, Samantha worked as a campaign finance analyst at the Federal Election Commission from 2015 to 2017.
Samantha is a member of the California bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.
University of Southern California - 2020 Juris Doctor
Northeastern University - 2014 Bachelor of Arts