SAM BOXERMAN is a partner in the Environmental practice group who focuses on environmental civil litigation. Over the course of more than two decades, Sam has defended clients in environmental enforcement litigation brought by the United States, States and NGOs under the major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA and RCRA, as well as in private party disputes concerning contaminated property. Sam also handles environmental regulatory matters under the major environmental laws, assisting clients with comments on agency proposals, handling regulatory litigation including petitions for review of EPA rulemakings and writing amicus briefs. Sam also has represented private and sovereign clients in investment treaty arbitrations before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. He has been one of the leaders of the arbitration trial team for both government and private investor clients.
Sam has been named to Best Lawyers every year since 2012 where he is described as “an outstanding attorney… [who] brings years of in-depth experience to all air quality related matters” and who provides “sound advice on regulatory matters.” Sam was recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2018.
Sam joined Sidley in 1991 from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was a trial lawyer handling environmental litigation for the United States under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air and Water Acts and the Toxic Substances Control Act. While at DOJ, Sam also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting criminal matters in D.C. Superior Court.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- District of Columbia
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1986 (cum laude)
- University of Illinois, B.A., 1983 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
- Bernard M. Decker, U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois (1986 - 1987)