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Samuel S. Hyde

Samuel S. Hyde is a member of the Labor & Employment and Litigation practices in Greenberg Traurig's Sacramento office. He assists clients with general labor & employment and general litigation matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Samuel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, where he worked on a variety of civil cases including trade secret matters, employment disputes, property disputes, breaches of contract, civil rights, and habeas.

Sam has also acted as Special Counsel to the General Counsel for the National Security Agency (NSA). He provided legal and policy advice in direct support to NSA’s General Counsel. He drafted formal and informal legal briefings, defending the Agency’s positions in the interagency process, to Congress, and to the public. Through his work at NSA, Sam obtained a top-secret security clearance with access to sensitive compartmented information.



  • Special Counsel to the General Counsel, National Security Agency, 2014-2015
  • Hillary for America, 2015-2016
    • Deputy Director of Vetting, 2016
    • Field Organizer, 2015-2016
  • Legal Intern, Office of Senator Harry Reid, 2013
  • Legal Intern, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, National Criminal Enforcement Section, 2013
  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, Criminal Division, 2012
  • S. Department of State, 2009, 2010
    • Program Assistant, 2010
    • Student Intern, 2009


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014
    • Articles Editor, Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
  • B.A., with distinction, University of California at Berkeley, 2010
  • California
  • New York