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 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.
- Dallas Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Section, Co-Chair
- “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.
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
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
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
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