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Samantha J. Duplantis

Associate

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+1.415.696.5257

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Samantha’s practice focuses on white collar defense and government investigations, real estate disputes and securities and commercial litigation. Samantha’s experience also includes consumer products liability, sovereign debt litigation, intellectual property litigation, and pro bono representation of clients in criminal, civil and immigration matters.

Prior to joining Mintz, Samantha was a litigation associate at a New York–based international law firm where she worked on high-profile internal investigations in the enforcement and white collar defense group. She also participated in the successful representation of clients in complex securities and commercial litigation. Samantha has been recognized for her pro bono work with victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking as well as refugees seeking asylum, and for representing individuals before the New York City Housing Authority. In addition, Samantha was a member of her previous firm’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and its Mentoring Committee.

Samantha also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. During law school, she was Notes & Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review and conducted research on issues related to international trade law and commercial law. She holds a certificate in international and comparative law from Tulane University.

Education

  • Tulane University (JD, summa cum laude)
  • Willamette University (BA)

Experience

  • Defended class action alleging unfair business practices in sale of memberships to activity and event platform. Case settled on terms favorable to client.

Recognition & Awards

  • Order of the Coif

Viewpoints

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 67, the statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags, by 52 percent. At the same time, California voters rejected Proposition 65 by 55 percent--a measure that would have sent the proceeds from sales of paper bags and reusable bags to environmental causes.
According to named plaintiffs in a consumer fraud action filed in December in the Southern District of California, size matters when making it comes to making a purchase. In fact, Plaintiffs claim that the average consumer’s purchasing decision is “heavily dependent” on the size of the package.