Samantha L. Furman

Samantha Furman

Samantha Furman handles a range of matters, including employment litigation, internal investigations, and advice and counsel for employers. Samantha represents clients in the nonprofit and education industries, among others. She counsels clients on the complexities of labor and employment law, including advising employers regarding workplace practices and policies, and drafting employment, separation, and confidentiality agreements. She also has experience conducting internal investigations for education and nonprofit clients, and defending a private school client in a state court action involving negligence claims.

As a Venable summer associate, Samantha worked with various practice groups, including Labor and Employment, Commercial Litigation, and Employee Benefits. Samantha was also selected as a Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar, enabling her to gain experience drafting memoranda related to class actions and employment law matters, and assisting with a deposition concerning employment discrimination.


Representative Matters

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a New York private school related to an employee’s allegations of race, sex, and gender discrimination
  • Conducted the internal investigation and drafted the investigation report for a community healthcare organization related to an employee’s anticipated allegations of a hostile work environment and race and gender discrimination
  • Negotiated a settlement on the eve of trial for a New York independent school in a personal injury negligence lawsuit, and drafted the settlement agreement related to the same
  • Drafted the intern guidebook for a nonprofit farm and educational center client
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a community healthcare organization in connection with allegations regarding board member misconduct
  • Conducted anti-harassment and discrimination training pro bono for the employees of a performing arts organization in Brooklyn, New York
  • Drafted the position statement on behalf of a New York LGBTQ+ community organization in response to a New York State Department of Human Rights charge claiming race, gender, sex, and disability discrimination
  • Drafted an employee handbook and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-compliant emergency response plans pro bono for an electronic waste company
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a research and policy nonprofit client regarding an employee’s allegations of age, race, and gender discrimination and failure to accommodate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave
  • Drafted the remote work policy for a public charity foundation client
  • Advised an independent school client regarding the requirements for protecting transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students
  • Drafted the Confidentiality and Invention Assignment agreement for a cryptocurrency corporation client
  • Advised a nonprofit corporation client on the complexities of hiring and paying child performers




  • J.D. Vanderbilt University Law School 2021
    • Philip G. Davidson III Memorial Award
    • Dean's Leadership Award
    • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society
    • Student attorney, VLS Criminal Practice Clinic
    • President, Black Law Students Association
    • Co-chair, VLS Racial Inequities and Injustices Student Task Force
    • Director of training and development, VLS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Council
    • Participant, Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt Law School
  • B.A. English Spelman College 2015
    • President, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York