Attorney - Sam Crochet


Sam Crochet
Attorney at Law
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-5000
F: 404-954-5020
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Sam Crochet is an attorney in our Atlanta office. His practice includes the defense of local and national businesses in premise liability and auto accident lawsuits. He also counsels and defends healthcare and retail clients regarding data privacy/cybersecurity matters. Additionally, Sam is heavily involved in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, specifically handling copyright litigation and trademark registration/counselling matters.
Sam obtained an undergraduate degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia in 2009. After traveling abroad for a year in South America and South East Asia, he attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he graduated in May 2013. While in law school, Sam participated in the Student Trial Litigation Association and received honors in Litigation and Advanced Litigation courses. During law school, Sam clerked for the Honorable Judge T. Jackson Bedford Jr., for whom he did extensive research on evidentiary motions within capital punishment criminal cases. Sam also externed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit and the United States Department of Labor, where he assisted in the investigation of civil claims under federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law.
Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Sam worked as an associate for over a year at another insurance defense firm in the Atlanta area, where he represented local and national employers against workers’ compensation litigants.

Practice Areas

Data Privacy and Security

Sam assists clients in navigating and complying with state and industry-specific privacy laws. He counsels clients to implement “best practices” that are unique to each industry in an attempt to reduce risk on the front end and also follow legal obligations should a data breach occur.
Sam also counsels healthcare providers as well as automobile and remote medical device manufacturers on (a) the financial/legal concerns inherent within the Internet of Things and (b) effective strategies to reduce risk and comply with varying legal obligations.


J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2013

B.A., University of Georgia, 2009




"PART 2: The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation: Two Important Steps to Take," Hospitality Upgrade, July 2017
"The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation: What Steps Must Members of the Hospitality Industry Take?" Hospitality Upgrade, June 2017
“Dept. of Health and Human Services Shows its Hand on Future of Penalizing Untimely Notification of Data Breaches,” LinkedIn Publication, March 2017
“Reaching the Cloud? Tips for Negotiating Your Organization’s ‘Cloud Contract,’” LinkedIn Publication, February 2017
“Data Breach Plaintiffs Find New Ways Around Landmark Supreme Court Decision,” HBS Data Privacy and Security Blog, February 2017
Breakthrough Trademark Decision on Free Speech from United States Court of Appeals, HBS Intellectual Property Blog, October 2016
Minnesota Pacemaker Manufacturer Faces Class Action for Cyberattack Risks, HBS Data Privacy and Security Blog, September 2016
"Third Circuit Court of Appeals to Rule on Key “Standing” Issue in Data Breach Cases", HBS Data Privacy and Security Blog, August 2016
"Judge Dismisses Data Breach Class Action Against Wendy’s for Lack of Standing", HBS Data Privacy and Security Blog, August 2016
"The “Internet of Things”: An Inconvenient Truth", HBS Data Privacy and Security Blog, August 2016
Monthly column in The Atlanta Lawyer Magazine for the Atlanta Bar Association, click here to read.
"Dr. Jim Roderique Closes His Doors—Time to Cover Your Panel Bases," HBS Workers' Compensation Blog, December 2015 
"Navigational Tips for the Legislative Changes and '240 Process'," HBS Workers' Compensation Blog, August 2015