Amir Alimehri is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Alimehri primarily litigates complex antitrust and commodities manipulation cases.

Notable Cases

In re GSE Bonds Antitrust Litigation, 19-CV-1704 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y.)- serving a co-lead class counsel in a Sherman Antitrust Act class action alleging price-fixing by numerous financial institutions of unsecured debt issued by government sponsored entities (i.e., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).

Laydon, et al. v. Mizuho Bank, Ltd., et al., 12-CV-3419 (GBD) (S.D.N.Y.)- serving as sole lead counsel in a CEA class action alleging benchmark manipulation of the Tokyo Interbank Offered Rate (TIBOR) and the London Interbank Offered Rate for Japanese Yen (Yen LIBOR) by numerous financial institutions. 

In re: Papa John’s Employee and Franchisee Employee Antitrust Litigation, 18-CV-825 (JHM) (W.D. Ky.)- serving as co-lead class counsel in Sherman Antitrust Act alleging suppression of employee wages/benefits through no-hire clauses.

In re JPMorgan Precious Metals Spoofing Litigation, 18-CV-10356 (GHW) (S.D.N.Y.)- serving as sole lead class counsel in CEA class action alleging manipulation of the precious metals market through spoofing and other manipulative acts.

Tera Group, Inc., et al. v. Citigroup, Inc., et al., 17-CV-4302 (RJS) (S.D.N.Y.)- serving as counsel to electronic trading platform in a Sherman Antitrust Act action alleging multiple financial institutions conspired to boycott the platform so as to prevent anonymous, all-to-all central limit order book swap execution facility trading for Credit Default Swaps.

In re: London Silver Fixing, Ltd., Antitrust Litigation, 14-MD-2573 (VEC) (S.D.N.Y.)- serving as co-lead class counsel in Sherman Antitrust Act, CEA, and RICO class action alleging manipulation of the London Silver Fixing.

Prior Experience

Immediately prior to joining Lowey Dannenberg, Mr. Alimehri served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sallyanne Floria, Assignment (Chief) Judge of the Essex County Superior Court (NJ’s busiest and largest trial court). He also served other judges in the county, working on a variety of matters including but not limited to complex commercial litigation, Chancery litigation, construction litigation, marital disputes, petitions for post-conviction relief and the processing of child adoptions.

Mr. Alimehri draws on a variety of other experiences as well, having worked for federal district court judges, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division in New York, local government legal counsel’s office, a solo practitioner, and at the in-house legal department of a global corporation.

Mr. Alimehri also plays an active role in diversity and inclusion efforts.  He serves as the firm’s contact professional for diversity & inclusion.  He also currently serves as a court-appointed Committee Member on the Essex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, and is a Board Member on the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Alumni Association.

Mr. Alimehri graduated Rutgers Law School with a Juris Doctor, along with a certificate in Corporate and Business Law from the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance. He participated in moot court competitions, served on a law journal, published an article debating the requirement of independent directors on corporate boards, and performed pro bono legal work for indigent members of society.

Mr. Alimehri graduated St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science.

Recent Publications

The Table-Turning Rise of Mass Arbitration, Lowey Dannenberg Blog, March 30, 2019

 

Education:

B.S. St. John’s University

J.D. Rutgers Law School

Bar Admission:

New York

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York