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Samantha Hawkins


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Samantha’s practice encompasses a broad range of complex transactions, compliance and regulatory issues, and governance matters for clients across the health care sector, with an emphasis on pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contract negotiation. She has experience assisting with mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and reorganizations, preparing corporate agreements, and advising on compliance issues. 

Prior to joining Mintz, Samantha was an associate in the Investment Management Group of a New York–based international law firm, where she worked on corporate transactions, fund formations, and securities compliance matters. 

Samantha maintains an active pro bono practice that has included assisting pro bono clients with nonprofit incorporation and advising on asylum and housing matters.

Samantha earned her JD from Columbia University, where she served as a student editor and judge for the Foundation Moot Court and as a staff member of the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law. During law school, Samantha also organized a legal clinic in conjunction with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai’s East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership.

Recognition & Awards

  • Lawyers of Color: Hot List (2022)

  • National Black Lawyers: “Top 40 Under 40” for New York (2022)

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