Thomas Ajamie

Thomas Ajamie

Ajamie LLP
  • Antitrust Law, Business Law, Securities Law
  • New York, Texas
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawg SearchSocial MediaResponsive Law
Summary

Tom Ajamie is an internationally-recognized trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. The authoritative Chambers USA has described Tom as “relentless, energetic and intelligent” and a “hard-working and successful trial lawyer who never quits.” He has handled a number of high-profile cases, including groundbreaking securities and financial cases, cross-border litigation, business contract disputes and employment issues. Tom has won two of the largest awards ever handed down by an arbitration panel for investors, including a $429.5 million award. He has also won a record $112 million civil RICO jury verdict.

Tom is regularly invited to give legal analysis by news media outlets including ABC, CNN, CNBC, NPR and BBC, and his work has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The American Lawyer. He is the co-author of the book Financial Serial Killers: Inside the World of Wall Street Money Hustlers, Swindlers, and Con Men. His work in exposing disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein is featured in the instant New York Times bestseller She Said, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. His work on behalf of investors in the Bre-X gold scandal is featured in the book Fools’ Gold: the Making of a Global Market Fraud, by Brian Hutchinson.

The Ajamie Scholarship Fund was created by Tom as a way of promoting tolerance and equality among our youth. The Scholarship Fund offers university scholarships to students who display respect and support diversity initiatives in our society, without regard to race, religion, creed, skin color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Education
University of Notre Dame
J.D. (1985)
University of Notre Dame Logo
Arizona State University
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Student Body President, 1980-1981
Arizona State University Logo
Professional Experience
Founder
Ajamie LLP
- Current
Attorney
Baker Botts LLP
-
Publications
Articles & Publications
Commentary: Help for Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Seeking Class Certification
Texas Lawyers
Expert Witnesses
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition
Victimized: When to Refer Your Client to an Attorney
Financial Planning Association of New York eNews
The Financial Serial Killers Among Us
CFA Society of Houston Program
Wise MoneyPower Conference for Financial Literacy
The McGraw-Hill Companies
Representing the Hedge Fund Investor
Trial Magazine
A Look at the Securities Arbitration Process
ATLA Business Torts Section Newsletter
Securities Fraud, Market Abuses and Insider Trading
University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Business Litigation
Speaking Engagements
Protecting Your Wealth From Financial Serial Killers
Chautauqua Institution
1MDB: Dissecting One of the World’s Biggest Financial Scandals , 15th Annual North American OffshoreAlert Conference
OffshoreAlert
Managing the Hearing: Negotiating from a Position of Strength , 9th Annual Arbitration Training Institute
American Bar Association
Issues Facing Claimants’ Attorneys , PIABA 24th Annual Meeting
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Damages , PIABA 23rd Annual Meeting
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Securities Arbitration and Mediation: Telling Your Story , NYSBA Spring CLE Program
New York State Bar Association
Awards
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers
The National Law Journal
Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers
The National Law Journal
Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Chambers USA
Litigation Star–Commercial
Benchmark Litigation
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
500 Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon
Top Lawyers in Business Litigation
H Texas Magazine
Top 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation
Lawdragon
Rated AV-Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Power Lawyer
The Hollywood Reporter
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 00952400
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
State Bar of New York  # 4921037
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
National Futures Association
Arbitrator
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Museum of Modern Art
Patron
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
The Whitney Museum
Patron
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
College of the State Bar of Texas
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
International, American, New York, Texas & Houston Bar Associations
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
American Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
The Sundance Institute
Sundance Circle Patron
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Houston Grand Opera
Board of Directors
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Boston
Patron
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
American Association for Justice
Co-Chair, Investment Fraud Committee
-
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4921037
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 00952400
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Practice Areas
  • Antitrust Law
  • Business Law
  • Securities Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ajamie LLP
Videos
Tom Ajamie joins CNBC's American Greed to weigh in on Property Wars' Scott Menaged investment scandal. Clip of Tom Ajamie Appearance on American Greed

Tom Ajamie joins CNBC's American Greed to weigh in on Property Wars' Scott Menaged investment scandal.

Thomas Ajamie joins 'The Exchange' with Herb Greenberg, Pacific Square Research, to discuss Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos's accusation that General Electric committed accounting fraud. Harry Markopolos is one of many to accuse GE of faulty accounting, says Ajamie LLP's Tom Ajamie

Thomas Ajamie joins 'The Exchange' with Herb Greenberg, Pacific Square Research, to discuss Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos's accusation that General Electric committed accounting fraud.

Trumps tweets can move money fast but would there be a consequence if it were someone else? Thomas Ajamie joins Velshi & Ruhle on MSNBC to explain. Thomas Ajamie Appears on Velshi & Ruhle at MSNBC

Trumps tweets can move money fast but would there be a consequence if it were someone else? Thomas Ajamie joins Velshi & Ruhle on MSNBC to explain.

Twitter is being sued by Americans who's families were victims of terrorism in Paris and Brussels for aiding and abetting terrorism. Thomas Ajamie, managing partner of Ajamie LLP weighs in on CNBC. Lawyer Thomas Ajamie weighs in on Twitter Lawsuits

Twitter is being sued by Americans who's families were victims of terrorism in Paris and Brussels for aiding and abetting terrorism. Thomas Ajamie, managing partner of Ajamie LLP weighs in on CNBC.

Over the past few decades Harvery Weinstein helped raise millions for AmFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. In 2016, they began to express concern over Harvey's behavior concerning a dispute about the proceeds of a charity auction. An amfAR special counsel hired lawyer Tom Ajamie to investigate. His findings revealed more than one could imagine. Tom Ajamie Appears On PBS Frontline On Weinstein Scandal

Over the past few decades Harvery Weinstein helped raise millions for AmFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. In 2016, they began to express concern over Harvey's behavior concerning a dispute about the proceeds of a charity auction. An amfAR special counsel hired lawyer Tom Ajamie to investigate. His findings revealed more than one could imagine.

Tom Ajamie speaks to a group at the Chautauqua Institution: Internationally recognized trial lawyer Thomas Ajamie has made a career of prying the shield of respectability from trusted bankers and financial advisers who are, in fact, corrupt. As Chautauqua Institution’s weekly theme transitioned from comedy to fear, Ajamie spoke  on “Protecting Your Wealth From Financial Serial Killers.” Tom Ajamie: Internationally recognized trial lawyer

Tom Ajamie speaks to a group at the Chautauqua Institution: Internationally recognized trial lawyer Thomas Ajamie has made a career of prying the shield of respectability from trusted bankers and financial advisers who are, in fact, corrupt. As Chautauqua Institution’s weekly theme transitioned from comedy to fear, Ajamie spoke on “Protecting Your Wealth From Financial Serial Killers.”

Tom Ajamie spoke at the 15th Annual OffshoreAlert North American Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations. This session discusses the extraordinary allegations of billion dollar fraud and corruption involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, which is controlled by the Government of Malaysia and was set up ostensibly to facilitate long-term economic investment for the country through global partnerships and promoting foreign direct investment. 1MDB: Dissecting One Of The World's Biggest Financial Scandals

Tom Ajamie spoke at the 15th Annual OffshoreAlert North American Conference on Financial Intelligence & Investigations. This session discusses the extraordinary allegations of billion dollar fraud and corruption involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, which is controlled by the Government of Malaysia and was set up ostensibly to facilitate long-term economic investment for the country through global partnerships and promoting foreign direct investment.

Contact & Map
Ajamie LLP
711 Louisiana Street
Suite 2150
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 860-1600
Fax: (713) 860-1699
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Ajamie LLP
460 Park Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (713) 860-1600
Fax: (713) 860-1699
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours