Adam Shamah is a litigation and trial associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Shamah represents large, publicly traded companies in a diverse array of complex commercial litigation, as well as securities and class action litigation and M&A litigation. Mr. Shamah’s clients include technology companies, financial institutions, and large public companies.

Mr. Shamah has had a trial-focused practice, and has been an active member of trial teams in several commercial disputes and M&A litigation. 

Mr. Shamah also maintains an active pro bono practice, including successfully petitioning a federal court for a habeas corpus petition on behalf of a hearing-impaired client in Pierotti v. Harris, 350 F. Supp. 3d 187 (EDNY 2018).

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

Mr. Shamah’s recent experience includes representation of:

  • DXC Technology Corp. in a post-merger accounting dispute against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Inc., 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 full US$70 million counterclaim after trial
  • Sorrento Therapeutics in two complex arbitrations centering on various intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Larry Ellison and Safra Catz in a shareholder derivative lawsuit pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery, alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with Oracle’s 2016 acquisition of NetSuite
  • Eaton Corp. and its senior executives in a putative class action alleging securities fraud claims based on alleged non-disclosure of tax consequences of a corporate transaction, helping to win complete dismissals of two complaints in In re Eaton Corp. Securities Litigation, 2017 WL 4217146, (SDNY 2017) and 318 F. Supp. 3d 659 (SDNY 2018)
  • Weatherford International PLC and certain of its current and former officers in  US$2 billion securities fraud class action alleging defendants’ misrepresentations concerning the Company’s debt, its plan for addressing that debt, and to seek chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, helping to win complete dismissal in In re Weatherford Int'l PLC (2019) Sec. Litig., No. CV H-19-3363, 2021 WL 2447066 (S.D. Tex. May 14, 2021)
  • An international financial institution in government investigations and related antitrust class actions centering on allegations of a conspiracy to fix prices of financial products
  • A global media and marketing firm agency in an ERISA class action alleging that retirement plan offered imprudent investment options
  • An international talent and media agency in various commercial disputes
  • A global insurance company in connection with a government investigation into potential information exchanges and price-fixing agreements
  • A global entertainment company in a class action lawsuit alleging false advertising and deceptive trade practices stemming from internet sales of concert tickets
  • A healthcare company in connection with an internal investigation into alleged accounting improprieties
  • A global technology company in connection with a joint venture dispute
  • A leading broker-dealer in FINRA arbitration proceedings

Bar Qualification

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English