SAM B. RICHARD, an associate of the firm, is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A., cum laude) and Boston College Law School (J.D., cum laude), where he was a managing editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. A member of the bars of Massachusetts and Maryland, Mr. Richard was previously an Attorney Advisor with the Social Security Administration, where he worked with Administrative Law Judges from across the country to draft decisions for disability claims. Mr. Richard handles issues ranging from civil litigation, construction law, and liquor licensing and regulatory compliance; to contract formation and general business law. Mr. Richard’s publications include United States v. Dire: The Somali Pirates and the Fourth Circuit’s Choice to Apply an Evolving “Law of Nations” to the Problem (36 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. E. Supp. 76 (2014)) and To Bribe a Prince: Clarifying the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Through Comparisons to the United Kingdom’s Bribery Act of 2010 (37 B.C. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 419 (2014)). In his downtime, Mr. Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, three dogs, and two cats.