Fox Rothschild LLP

Amit Shah


Philadelphia, PA


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Amit handles a range of complex commercial and business-related litigation matters, and has extensive experience representing major financial services companies in FINRA arbitrations and SEC and CFTC enforcement proceedings. Amit also counsels and advises commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors in registration and regulatory matters.

Amit represents clients in the following areas:

  • investment advisors and broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations
  • complex corporate and commercial litigation involving breach of contract and business torts in federal and state court
  • SEC and CFTC investigations
  • NFA registration and regulatory compliance
  • state and federal appeals

Amit’s representative cases include:

  • Served as counsel for advisors and a broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration hearing involving claims of unauthorized trading, suitability, fraud, misrepresentation and failure to supervise.
  • Drafted successful motion to dismiss various tort claims in a complex commercial litigation involving the gaming industry.
  • Drafted successful motions to dismiss in a securities fraud matter.
  • Served as counsel for defendants in a clawback action brought by a receiver appointed to recover assets for victims of a ponzi scheme.
  • Obtained writ of certiorari in the Court of Appeals of Maryland on a condemnation matter.
  • Counseled a firm providing commodities and future trading recommendations on registration and regulatory requirements.

Before Fox Rothschild

Amit was a summer associate at Fox Rothschild.  During law school, he served on the Domestic Violence Project and as a member of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion.  Amit was also a participant in the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and is a former member of the group’s alumni board.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Amit is a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, which encourages the development of young lawyers, plans community outreach and promotes pro-bono activities.  Amit is also a member of the Young Lawyers Editorial Board for the Legal Intelligencer.  Amit is on the advisory board of Focus on Homeless Animals, a non-profit that places homeless dogs with families. 

Client Resources

Securities Compliance Sentinel Blog
The highly regulated securities and financial industry has a host of complex problems—and financial institutions often find themselves on the receiving end of audits, investigations and other compliance issues. Amit shares his knowledge and experience to address cutting edge issues in the firm’s Securities Compliance Sentinel Blog. Join this team of bloggers in their exploration of this increasingly complex area.
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Desk References (pdf files)
Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Regulatory Analysis and Structural Overview

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers (2013)
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Practice Areas
Securities Industry
Directors' & Officers' Liability & Corporate Governance
Financial Services Industry

Bar Admissions


New Jersey


J.D., cum laude, Rutgers University School of Law, 2008

B.E., with highest honors, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2005

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

District of New Jersey


South Asian Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Board of Directors

Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division


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