Practice Areas

Business Strategy
Government Contracts 
Intellectual Property

Education and Certification

William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.)
University of Denver (M.B.A; B.S. in Electrical Engineering)

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i

Sam Sneed’s practice focuses on the intersection of business, law and technology. She regularly advises and trains clients on areas of law including:

Sam aims to provide practical, comprehensive guidance grounded in the perspectives of technologists, businesspeople, and those they serve. By advising clients on how to protect, use, share, and commercialize information and technology, Sam helps for-profit, non-profit and government organizations to align their human and technological resources.

In an increasingly networked world, Hawaii-based clients benefit from collaboration at local, national and international levels. Through active engagement in Hawaii’s business and educational communities, and ES&A’s global network, the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), Sam and the ES&A team serve as a gateway to potential partners, scholarship, and legal expertise around the world. 

As laws change in response to rapidly evolving technology, clients benefit from Sam’s continuous focus on collaborative research and legal scholarship. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a regular speaker and participant in local and national events on information security, STEM education, and technology policy. Her research fopcuses on growth areas such as:

Sam holds a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Denver and is a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law. Her past experience includes policy research for the Hawai`i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) Energy Planning and Policy Office, and assisting in design and validation of SCADA electrical grid displays for the U.S. Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration office in Folsom, California. 

Prior Experience
Awards and Honors
Recent Speaking Engagements