Sam McHale represents clients facing complex commercial litigation. His practice focuses on consumer class actions and False Claims Act actions in both federal and state court. In the past year, Mr. McHale has represented a major financial institution in a number of state false claims act litigations around the country. Mr. McHale also maintains an active pro bono practice with an emphasis on reproductive rights. 

Mr. McHale previously clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Prior to his legal career, Mr. McHale taught history at a public high school near Boston, Massachusetts and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to travel to Košice, Slovakia, where he taught U.S. History and English at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University.  


  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2020

      magna cum laude

      Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

      Henry C. Loughlin Prize

    • MA, Teaching, History, Fitchburg State University, 2014

    • BA, American Studies, Skidmore College, 2007

      Fulbright Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    • US District Court for the District of Maryland

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Catherine C. Blake, US District Court for the District of Maryland, 2020 - 2021