Shahmeer Halepota

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Houston, Texas

Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing or AZA
Shahmeer Halepota
Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing or AZA

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2018

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing or AZA

1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77010 Phone: 713-655-1101 Email: Shahmeer Halepota Visit website

Details

Shahmeer Halepota is a commercial litigator with mediation, international arbitration, and state and federal trial experience.  His trial experience includes a 16-day federal jury trial and post-trial appellate work.

Mr. Halepota’s previous clients have included various multinational corporations as well as the Republic of South Sudan.  As an associate for the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, he assisted in representing clients in ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID arbitrations and helped secure a $700 million dollar award for a satellite and telecommunications company against the Indian space agency in a Delhi-seated ICC arbitration concerning the repudiation of a long-term lease agreement.

His jury trial experience includes a favorable verdict for an estate in a federal trial against a U.S. bank involving fraud and RICO claims.  He has also worked on a number of pro bono asylum claims, including obtaining Special Immigration Juvenile Status for three children from El Salvador.

As a law student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Mr. Halepota was the Co-President of the Boalt Hall Student Association, a member of the moot court team, and a member of the admissions committee.  While an undergrad at Emory University, he met with U.S. House subcommittee chairmen on behalf of the advisory board of a political action committee.

 

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
    • Certificate of Specialization in International Law
    • Best Oral Argument Award
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Refugee Law
    • Prosser Prizes for Constitutional Law; International Law; and Mediation for Litigators
    • Senior Editor, Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law
  •  Emory University, B.A., cum laude
    • Continuing Excellence Scholarship
    • Delores P. Aldridge Excellence Award
    • Honor Societies:  Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Eta Signa

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • New York
  • U.S. Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, International

First Admitted: 2015, New York

Professional Webpage: https://azalaw.com/our-attorneys/shahmeer-halepota-2

Educational Background:
    •  Emory University, B.A., cum laude
      • Continuing Excellence Scholarship
      • Delores P. Aldridge Excellence Award
      • Honor Societies:  Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Eta Signa
    • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
      • Certificate of Specialization in International Law
      • Best Oral Argument Award
      • American Jurisprudence Award, Refugee Law
      • Prosser Prizes for Constitutional Law; International Law; and Mediation for Litigators
      • Senior Editor, Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law
Industry Groups:
  • Energy
  • Oil And Gas
  • Tech

Office location for Shahmeer Halepota

1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77010

Selections

4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

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