Return to Our Team

Samuel Ward-Packard

Associate Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: 1-202-985-3536 Email:

Sam Ward-Packard is an associate in the Litigation practice. Sam and ELG colleagues work every day to protect democracy, fair elections, and the right to vote.

Before joining ELG, Sam clerked for Judge Diane Wood on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Sam served as President of Volume 73 of the Stanford Law Review and won both Best Team and Best Oralist in Stanford’s annual Kirkwood Moot Court competition. He also spent two quarters as a student attorney in Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and in that role helped to write the successful cert petition in Lange v. California and two prevailing briefs in opposition.

Before law school, Sam worked as an Arabic teacher in New York City schools. In addition to his J.D., he holds an M.A. (in Arabic) from Middlebury College and a B.A. from Yale. While at Yale, Sam won the 2013 national championship in parliamentary debate.

Sam works out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.