Siobhan Sams

Class of 1994-1995

Siobhan Sams is a graduate of the LLB class of 1995 and currently practices as an Associate at Harper Grey LLP (“Harper Grey”) in Vancouver. Her legal career has involved a fascinating array of concentrations and has taken her around the globe. Sams currently works in the Commercial Litigation Group at Harper Grey with a focus on product liability, particularly in the context of aviation.

Sams obtained an Honors Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in 1986 before graduating from the law school at UBC in 1995. While at law school, Sams participated in the Jessup International Law Moot in 1995 for which she was named Best Advocate in the International Rounds of the competition.

Sams was called to the BC Bar in 1996 at which point she began working as an Associate for what is now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, having already articled with the firm prior to her bar admission. In her early career Sams worked as a research lawyer at the firm with an emphasis on product liability and consumer protection. In 2000 Sams relocated to London to work with the Product Liability Safety Group at Hogan Lovells—an international law firm. She practiced at the firm for thirteen years during which she explored all facets of multijurisdictional product liability and cross-border litigation.

Sams is also extensively involved in the legal community as a member of both the Law Society of British Columbia as well as a number of subsections of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Outside of her legal practice, Sams currently serves as the President of the Vancouver Choral Arts Society as well as the Vice President of the Sound Eclectic Choral Association.