Sam is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He received his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2001, where he was Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review. In December 2006, he completed an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law at the American University in Cairo, where he also intensively studied the Arabic language and got to witness the veritable explosion of Egyptian blogging activity in recent years. Before moving to Cairo, Sam was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Sam also clerked for the Honorable Lewis Kaplan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As a clerk, Sam worked on numerous cases involving intellectual property and emerging technology issues and assisted Judge Kaplan in preparing his remarks for the 2001 Brace Lecture for the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. which addressed the Judge’s controversial opinion in Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes.