Samuel Joaquin Mendez

Samuel Mendez
Sam Mendez is an associate in Weil's Complex Commercial Litigation practice. He has experience across a broad practice area, including business tort claims, internal investigations, insurance disputes, environmental litigation, bankruptcy, and appeals. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts around the country.

Sam’s notable experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • Catalina Marketing Corporation in an action alleging that competitor Quotient Technology engaged in predatory pricing and other unfair business practices in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, as well as other Florida and California state laws.
  • Greenstone Assurance in a federal lawsuit brought by Maxus Liquidating Trust alleging breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code.
  • Repsol, a global energy company, in complex environmental litigation concerning pollution of the Passaic River in New Jersey, which involved multi-billion-dollar “alter ego” and fraudulent conveyance claims.
  • Marathon Digital Holdings, a large, publicly traded Bitcoin mining company, as the largest unsecured creditor, customer and preferred equity investor in the chapter 11 cases of Compute North, a provider of Bitcoin mining hosting services.
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world’s largest small engine producer and a leading U.S. manufacturer of power generation, lawn and garden turf care, and job site products, in its chapter 11 case involving over $500 million in funded debt.
  • Exide Technologies, a multinational lead-acid battery manufacturing company, and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases.

Sam also is actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono practice, including representing a client in post-conviction proceedings in Alabama state court, and representing plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit concerning voting rights in Florida.

Sam received his B.A. in Japanese Studies from Middlebury College, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. After law school, he worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York City, and later served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marcia G. Cooke of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Sam is fluent in Spanish.