Sam Lacy is a commercial litigator representing clients in federal and state courts. His practice spans multiple areas of complex business and financial litigation, including corporate trust and structured products litigation, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and civil and criminal investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ). He has experience in various stages of litigation, including factual and legal research, depositions, mediations, motion practice, and trial preparation.
Sam also maintains an active pro bono practice. He represents immigrants in various stages of offensive and defensive asylum proceedings, volunteers with the Children's Law Center representing minors in welfare and safety proceedings originating under Minnesota Statute 260C, and currently represents prisoners and detainees in a civil rights action against state actors under federal Section 1983. While in law school, Sam worked with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, representing death row inmates in state post-conviction proceedings.
Sam currently serves on the Board of Directors for Jack's Basket, which provides support and resources for families with new babies who have Down syndrome.
- New York University (J.D. 2017; AnBryce Scholar); University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. candidate in History 2014; Benjamin Franklin Fellow); University of Mainz (Fulbright Fellow, 2010); Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., M.A. in Christian Education 2009); Bethel University (B.A. in Theology 2003)
- Minnesota and U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
- Recognized as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association (2017-2019)