Amir A. Shakoorian


Amir Shakoorian has substantial experience in commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, and internal investigations.  He represents public companies, private companies, individuals and financial services industry clients, including financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity funds in a wide range of commercial disputes involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer.  He also represents energy company clients in administrative proceedings and technology company clients in matters involving antitrust and consumer issues.  He has represented clients in matters before the SEC and the DOJ, and has litigated cases involving statutory interpretation, administrative law issues, and federal constitutional claims, authoring dispositive motions and appellate briefs; interviewing, deposing, and examining witnesses; and presenting oral argument in state and federal court.

Mr. Shakoorian also maintains an active pro bono practice, handling high-profile matters related to federal constitutional claims arising under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

Mr. Shakoorian received his JD from USC Gould School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice.  He was an active member of the USC Gould community, serving as the 2L and 3L class president and delivering the commencement student speech at his graduation.  He externed for the Honorable S. James Otero of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and clerked for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

He received his BA in political science, magna cum laude, from Columbia University.  Prior to law school, Mr. Shakoorian worked as a paralegal in New York City.