Samantha Laufer is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Laufer received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating cum laude. During law school, Ms. Laufer worked with Georgetown’s Center for Applied Legal Studies representing asylum-seekers in removal proceedings. She also served as Online Development Editor for the American Criminal Law Review.

Prior to attending Georgetown, Ms. Laufer attended The London School of Economics, where she earned a Master’s Degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. She also spent two years teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Ms. Laufer received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and History from Washington University in St. Louis.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Georgetown Law School, 2018
  • M.Sc. in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, London School of Economics, 2014
  • BA in Anthropology & History, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010