U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
Mr. Samarel joined Burns & Levinson in September of 2009 after participating in the Firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2008.
Mr. Samarel's practice focuses primarily in the area of employment litigation. He has represented multiple corporate employers in various forms of litigation, specializing in the enforcement of non-competition/restrictive covenant provisions in senior-executive employment contracts and defending employers in discrimination/retaliation based litigation throughout the country. He is currently serving as second-chair counsel defending a corporate employer in four discrimination/retaliation actions scheduled for trial in the Spring/Summer of 2013 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (Bertelsman, J.)
Mr. Samarel also represents clients in more traditional, business related contract disputes and serves in the firm’s White Collar Crime Group defending corporate clients in criminal matters – both federal and state. His major accomplishments in the last year of practice are highlighted by the enforcement of a noncompetition and restrictive covenant agreement in the software industry where the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Casper, J.) impliedly adopted the inevitable disclosure doctrine for the first time in Massachusetts. Mr. Samarel also first-chaired a trial in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court securing a $515,000 judgment to recover costs and fees associated with a highly complex and contentious guardianship/conservatorship appointment and has obtained judicial enforcement of a contract for the sale of real property consummated via email communication in lieu of a formal purchase and sale agreement (Superior Court, Suffolk County).
- While attending law school, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Judith Dein in the U.S. Federal District Court in Boston and worked for the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
- J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2009
- B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2006