Adam Shamah is a trial lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes, complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Shamah combines his client commitment and trial-focused intensity to guide market-leading technology companies, financial institutions, and multinational public corporations in:

  • Complex commercial disputes
  • Class actions
  • M&A litigation 
  • Securities litigation

He approaches each stage of a dispute with a trial-oriented mindset and crafts responsive litigation strategy that matches clients’ commercial objectives.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Shamah serves on Latham’s global Ethics Committee. 

Mr. Shamah maintains an active pro bono practice, including successfully petitioning a federal court for a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a hard-of-hearing client.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Shamah clerked for Judge I. Leo Glasser of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Shamah’s experience includes representing:


  • DXC Technology in a post-merger accounting dispute against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, achieving a US$666 million award for DXC after a two-week trial
  • A Fortune 500 company in a post-M&A dispute arbitration, successfully defeating a US$1 billion claim and winning a full US$70 million counterclaim after trial
  • Sorrento Therapeutics in two complex arbitrations involving intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Larry Ellison and Safra Catz in a shareholder derivative lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery, alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with Oracle’s 2016 NetSuite acquisition
  • An international talent and media agency in various commercial disputes

Class Actions, Securities, and M&A Disputes

  • Eaton and its senior executives in a putative class action alleging securities fraud claims based on alleged nondisclosure of tax consequences of a corporate transaction, helping to win complete dismissals of two complaints
  • Weatherford International and certain of its current and former officers in a US$2 billion securities fraud class action alleging defendants’ misrepresentations concerning the company’s debt, its plan to address that debt, and to seek chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, helping to win complete dismissal
  • A global media and marketing firm agency in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action alleging that a retirement plan offered imprudent investment options
  • A global entertainment company in a class action alleging false advertising and deceptive trade practices stemming from internet sales of concert tickets
  • A leading broker-dealer in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration proceedings
  • A global technology company in a joint venture dispute


  • An international financial institution in government investigations and related antitrust class actions regarding allegations of a conspiracy to fix prices of financial products
  • A global insurance company in a government investigation into potential information exchanges and price-fixing agreements
  • A healthcare company in an internal investigation into alleged accounting improprieties

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014
    cum laude
  • BS, Binghamton University, 2011
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English