Samantha (Sam) Gerleman is a Civil Rights & Employment Fellow at Cohen Milstein, and a member of the firm’s Fellowship Program. In this role, Ms. Gerleman works primarily on civil rights and employment litigation.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Gerleman served as a Stanford Law Fellow at Disability Rights Maryland. In this role, she provided legal representation to youth with disabilities who had heightened behavioral needs and conducted legal research in the areas of federal antidiscrimination, civil rights, and Medicaid law with an emphasis on litigation and legislative policy reform efforts to prevent youth with disabilities from entering Department of Social Services custody to access necessary supports.

Ms. Gerleman received her B.A., summa cum laude, from The University of Iowa and her J.D., High Pro Bono Distinction, from Stanford Law, where she co-founded and/or was instrumentally involved in numerous student organizations, including the SLS First Generation Professionals (Academic Chair, Mentor, Co-Founder), Law Students for Disability Rights (Co-President), and Stanford Lawyering for Reproductive Justice (Outreach Vice-President).