Lane & Waterman welcomes the addition of three Summer Associates to the firm: Sam Cropper, Brittany Kammerer, and Sarah Oberg.
Sam returns to the firm for a second summer as a Lane & Waterman summer associate. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah and is currently a student at The University of Iowa College of Law and The University of Iowa College of Public Health. He is President of the Iowa Student Health Law Association and an Associate Editor with Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems. In addition to his time spent with Lane & Waterman, Sam has worked for University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa Legal Aid, and the offices of Representative Steve Eliason, and Senator Orrin G. Hatch.
Brittany earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and currently attends the University of Iowa College of Law. There she is a managing editor for the Iowa Law Review and is a participant in the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff. Prior to this summer she has been a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Helen C. Adams, Chief Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and as a volunteer with the Kids First Law Center.
Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College, a Master’s Degree from Saint Ambrose University and is currently attending the Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she has received CALI Awards in Legal Writing I and Appellate Advocacy. Since 2016, Sarah has worked for Deere & Company. She has had roles as a Senior Tax Analyst in International Tax Accounting, a Tax Analyst in International Tax Compliance, a Marketing Accountant, a Tax Analyst in Expatriate Taxation, and a General Ledger Accountant.
The firm’s summer associate program hires law students for summer employment following their second year of law school and provides them with real-world, hands-on experience. Summer associates assist with current client matters and participate in a broad range of legal work including drafting briefs and transactional documents; participating in depositions, arbitration and mediation sessions; attending client meetings; and observing courtroom practice.