Shahmeer Alam Halepota

Shahmeer Alam Halepota: Attorney with Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA


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.


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.Certificate of Specialization in International LawBest Oral Argument AwardAmerican Jurisprudence Award, Refugee LawProsser Prizes for Constitutional Law; International Law; and Mediation for LitigatorsSenior Editor, Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law Emory University, B.A., cum laudeContinuing Excellence ScholarshipDelores P. Aldridge Excellence AwardHonor Societies: Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Eta Signa


New YorkU.S. Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713-655-1101  Phone
713-655-0062  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of California - Berkeley, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2015, New York; 2018, Texas

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