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Sam Mallick

Samuel Mallick

Sam Mallick is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes Boone. As a former law clerk for both the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sam understands how judges make decisions and knows how to craft the thorough pleadings and well-reasoned arguments that persuade them. Sam’s practice focuses on franchise and distribution disputes; media, entertainment, and defamation matters; and real estate litigation. He is experienced in handling disputes of all sizes, at all stages of litigation, and is particularly interested in navigating complicated procedural issues to give his clients a tactical edge or bring about an early, favorable resolution.

In his franchise and distribution practice, Sam has helped major franchisors receive preliminary injunctive relief, coordinated expedited document production, and handled mediation of high-value disputes. He also regularly advises on dealership and distribution matters. In media, entertainment, and defamation cases, Sam’s early-stage procedural motions have resulted in favorable rulings for his clients. He has represented clients in real estate matters in front of municipal administrative boards as well as state and federal courts.

Sam graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a moot court finalist and board member, research assistant, and executive editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. He enjoys live theater and sings bass in his church choir.

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  • Dallas Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Section, member and former Co-Chair
  • "Artificial Intelligence and Drafting: How to Use it Ethically," presenter, Texas Bar CLE's Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, March 15, 2024.
  • "Artificial Intelligence and Drafting – Where Are We going?" presenter, Texas Bar CLE's Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, March 15, 2024.
  • Franchise Law, co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 9, 2023.
  • "The Legal and Ethical Considerations of ChatGPT," presenter, The Honorable Arthur L. Moller-David B. Foltz Jr. American Inn of Court, October 24, 2023. 
  • “Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Live Look at the Use of AI in Legal Practice," co-presenter, DBA Bench Bar Conference, September 29, 2023.
  • “Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice,” presenter, Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law course (TexasBarCLE and the Consumer & Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas), September 21, 2023.
  • “Implementing ESG for a More Sustainable Franchise Relationship,” co-author, The Franchise Lawyer, Summer 2023.
  • “Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Live Look at the Use of AI in Legal Practice,” co-presenter, Haynes Boone webinar, May 4, 2023.
  • “Businesses’ Handling of ADA Claims," co-presenter, Tarrant County Bar Association Hot Topics in the Law seminar, April 28, 2023.
  • "Evaluating the Legal Ethics of a ChatGPT-Authored Motion," co-author, Law360, January 23, 2023.
  • Hot Topics in Franchise Law: Year-in-Review and Implications for Corporate Counsel, presented to Dallas Bar Association – Franchise Section, December 5, 2022.
  • Hot Topics in Franchise Law: Year-in-Review and Implications for Corporate Counsel, presented to Collin County Bar Association – Corporate Counsel Section, November 10, 2022.
  • Franchise Law, co-author, SMU Annual Texas Survey, Volume 7, Fall 2021.

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2018, Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law; Moot Court Board

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2014, cum laude

Clerkships

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2021–2022

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Brian S. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2018–2020

Intern to the Honorable David C. Godbey, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2016

Admissions

Texas

Colorado

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Press Release
Haynes Boone Pro Bono Team Overturns Death Row Sentence on Appeal
March 28, 2024

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals sided with a Haynes and Boone, LLP pro bono team and re-sentenced a 64-year-old man on death row to life in prison without parole. Randall Mays struggled for years to fight back against his 2008 conviction for the murder of two sheriff's deputies in Henderson County, citing his intellectual disability as grounds for exemption from execution. Since August 2020, [...]