Sam Conrad is a member of Faegre Baker Daniels' labor and employment group where he focuses on traditional labor and employment matters. Specifically, Sam is involved in representing employers in labor negotiations and grievance arbitrations. In addition, he assists clients in defending against discrimination claims before the EEOC and local EEOC-contracting commissions. Sam also regularly works with clients in defending against meritless workers' compensation claims.
Before law school, Sam spent 2½ years in Washington, D.C., with the White House's Presidential Personnel Office (PPO). In his last assignment, he served as executive assistant to the assistant to the president, working on a team that advised the president in making more than 4,000 political appointments throughout the federal government. As deputy associate director, Sam consolidated, edited and compiled personnel-related briefing materials for the president, vice president, White House chief of staff and PPO staff. Previously, Sam served on the PPO's research team where he vetted potential presidential appointees, including those considered for Cabinet-level positions.
While in law school, Sam served as an extern with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in Fort Wayne. As an undergrad, he interned with Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) in Washington, D.C. and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) in Fort Wayne, as well as for the White House Scheduling Office in Washington, D.C.