Of Counsel

Samuel T. Bull

Sam focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation (trade secret, copyright, and trademark), unfair competition litigation, pension fund litigation, securities litigation, antitrust litigation, and class action defense. He is Chair of the firm’s Emergency Injunction Team and regularly represents clients requesting emergency injunctive relief or defending against requests for such relief.

Sam has worked with several regional and national technology companies, not-for-profit entities, banks, mortgage companies, broker-dealers, hospitals, and government entities.

In 2012, Sam served as lead trial counsel for the plaintiffs in Education Logistics, Inc. v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., a top 100 jury verdict ($28 million), as reported by The National Law Journal. He successfully argued for preservation of the entire jury verdict in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in June, 2014.

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Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2011

  • 2011 Class Speaker

Mercer Island Lions Club

  • Past President


Preliminary Injunctive Relief: Procedure for Obtaining Preliminary Injunctive Relief

Contributor, Practice Note, Practical Law Company, September 2012

Preliminary Injunctive Relief: Drafting the Required Documents

Contributor, Practice Note, Practical Law Company, September 2012


"My Ex-Employee Did WHAT?" - Preventing and Addressing Post-Employment Misconduct

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, October 2015

Leadership Tomorrow's 28th Annual Community Leadership Celebration Honoring the LT Class of 2011

Speaker, June 2011

Local Federal Rules

Speaker, WSBA Federal Practice Boot Camp, October 2010

When Time is Of the Essence: Temporary Restraining Orders

Speaker, Non-Competes in a Down Economy: Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets From Disclosure by Former Employees, June 2009


Litigation & Dispute ResolutionEmergency Injunction Team (Chair)Employment & LaborIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LitigationPatent Office Litigation


Tel: 206.447.5142Fax: 206.749.1949


Obtained top 100 plaintiff's verdict in U.S. in 2012 ($28 million) by The National Law Journal

Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2010



J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2003

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

A.B., Harvard University (cum laude), 1998

  • Henry M. Fuller Memorial Scholar
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
  • Harvard College Scholarship

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2003

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Washington, 2005
  • Western District of Washington, 2005

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • 9th Circuit, 2009
  • 10th Circuit, 2014

United States Supreme Court, 2014


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Of Counsel, 2018-Present
  • Member, 2011-2018
  • Executive Committee, 2015-2016
  • Emergency Injunction Team, Chair, 2013-Present
  • Professional Development Committee, Co-chair, 2014-2016
  • Associate, 2003-2010

New York State Office of the Attorney General (New York, NY), Legal Aide, Labor Bureau, 2001-2003

Cognoscenti (Cambridge, MA), Publishing Director, 1998-2000


When working with government agencies, companies can have a tough time keeping details private

Puget Sound Business Journal, December 12, 2014

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