Samuel C. Nolan
Sam Nolan focuses his practice on a broad range of employee benefits matters.
Before joining Eckert Seamans, Sam worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Christine Donohue of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing, a law clerk at a health care law firm in Pittsburgh, and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. While in law school, Sam served as president of the Duquesne Law Appellate Moot Court Board and competed in Moot Court competitions for three years. He also served as an associate editor of the Duquesne Law Review and as evening division vice president of the Student Bar Association.
Awards and Recognition:
- Order of the Barristers
- CourtCall Award
- Shalom Moot Court Award
- Alfred Wilner Award
- Best Brief (First Place), 2020 National Appellate Advocacy Competition D.C. Regional
- Best Brief (Fifth Place), 2019 National Appellate Advocacy Competition Philadelphia Regional
- Best Oralist, 2018 Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Research and Writing and Federal Civil Procedure
News and Insights
- “Health Plans Required to Cover Costs of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Beginning January 15, 2022,” Eckert Seamans’ Employee Benefits Alert, January 2022.
- “Withdrawal liability: Beware the hidden costs of leaving your multiemployer pension plan,” co-author, Eckert Seamans’ Construction Law Update, Fall 2021.
- “The Gutting of the Peer Review Protection Act: How Reginelli v. Boggs Weakened the Protection of Medical Peer Review in Pennsylvania and Why the General Assembly Must Act to Restore that Protection,” 58 Duq. L. Rev. 175 (2020).
- “Employee Benefits Legal Trends,” co-presented at the Eckert Seamans’ Joel Lennen Legal Primer, August 2023.
- “Providing an Identity Inclusive Estate Plan,” presented for the Allegheny County Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section, July 13, 2023.
- “Understanding the Elements of the SECURE 2.0 Act: Recent Legislative Changes for Retirement Plans,” co-presented at Eckert Seamans’ Human Resources Forum, April 26, 2023.
- “Pleadings & Motions: Civil Practice Tips & Examples,” National Business Institute, December 29, 2020.