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Tillman J. Breckenridge

Adjunct Professor of Law & Managing Attorney, Co-Director William & Mary's Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic

Degrees: J.D., University of Virginia; B.A., University of Virginia

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Tillman Breckenridge is a partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLPHis practice includes a diverse array of appellate litigation matters at all levels. He has represented companies, organizations, individuals, and foreign, state, and local governments before the United States Supreme Court, every federal court of appeals, and several state courts, such as the Supreme Court of Virginia, the California Courts of Appeal, and the Illinois Courts of Appeal.

Professor Breckenridge's appellate successes have spanned the country, from the Supreme Court of the United States to each of the federal courts of appeals to several state supreme courts.  His work has also led to numerous honors.  This year, he was named to Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Lawyers in America, an honorary member of the Order of the Barristers, a Washington, D.C. SuperLawyer, and a member of Virginia's Legal Elite.  He also became the youngest fellow ever—and first under 40—in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

In addition to his appellate practice, Professor Breckenridge is a thought leader in his field, speaking on appellate and related topics in front of various audiences.  He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he argued, and won, his first appeal as a third-year student in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a case that presented an employment law issue of first impression.

Dwayne Sam

Adjunct Professor of Law & Managing Attorney, Co-Director William & Mary's Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic

Degrees: J.D., Howard University; B.A., University of the District of Columbia

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Dwayne Sam is an experienced appellate and trial litigator at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. His practice focuses on high-stakes, complex proceedings concerning constitutional law, administrative law, and communications law. He frequently represents parties and amici in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States in cases involving statutory construction and the First Amendment. Dwayne also regularly represents parties in challenges to, and the enforcement of, arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act. In addition, Dwayne provides regulatory compliance counseling and strategic advice to corporations in the technology sector on issues involving autonomous and connected vehicles.

Previously, Dwayne served as a law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge George L. Russell, III of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.