Friday, April 3, 2015
I am deeply saddened to report the death of Samuel J. Buffone, a giant in the D.C. and national white collar bars. Sam was not only one of the greatest appellate craftsmen of all time. He was also a consummate professional, gentleman, scholar and mentor. Sam was most recently a partner at BuckleySandler. Before that he was at Ropes & Gray, as chair of the Government Enforcement Practice Group, and Tigar and Buffone. I first met Sam during the Victoria Savings & Loan sentencings and appeals in the early nineties. He was a quiet man of dignity and grace, and a selfless friend to me when I crossed over to the defense bar and moved to Washington. Sam Buffone will truly be missed by the many friends and colleagues he leaves behind and whose lives he has enriched. Here is a tribute to Sam, posted today on the BuckleySandler website by Andrew Sandler.