Samantha Hope Scheller

Managing Associate

New York

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Samantha Scheller is a litigation associate in Orrick's New York office.

Samantha has experience with a wide array of matters, including the representation of major financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in securities and commercial litigation and accountants’ liability matters.  She has represented clients in both federal and state courts.  

She is active in pro bono matters, including matrimonial cases for domestic violence survivors and low-income clients.  She recently led a team in drafting an amicus brief to the Rwandan Supreme Court calling for the repeal of portions of the Rwandan Penal Code restricting access to legal abortion.  Samantha also received a Legal Aid Pro Bono Publico Award in 2016 in recognition for her pro bono work supporting the NY Legal Aid Society.

Prior to law school, Samantha produced and filmed for a number of reality television shows.  During law school, Samantha focused on media law, copyright, and First Amendment issues. 

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Goldman Sachs Settles CDO Class Action

On November 3, 2015, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a class of investors over Goldman’s sale of two collateralized debt obligations.  The settlement agreement comes on the heels of a September 8, 2015 summary judgment decision for Goldman that we recently covered, which found that Plaintiffs had failed to show evidence that Goldman Sachs knew about the risks associated with the CDOs.  The settlement amount was not disclosed.  Settlement Announcement.