Sami H. Rashid is a partner in the firm’s New York office. Sami has extensive experience representing both corporate plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust and other complex commercial litigation, including class actions. Sami has helped plaintiffs recover hundreds of millions of dollars in antitrust lawsuits, and also helped corporate defendants avoid antitrust liability altogether. Sami has also represented companies in numerous fraud and breach of contract cases. In addition to his strong commercial litigation expertise, Sami served as a policy and legal officer for the United Nations in Amman, Jordan from 2014-2015.
Sami received his J.D, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2005.
- Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
- JBS USA
- Mercedes-Benz USA
- Olin Corporation
- SUEZ North America
- Successfully represented Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in antitrust and RICO class action in which plaintiffs sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. In 2016, Sami and other members of the team obtained dismissal of all claims against FIFA.
- Currently defending JBS USA in putative antitrust class actions brought by direct and indirect pork purchasers alleging a conspiracy to reduce output and raise the prices of pork.
- Currently defending Norwegian salmon producer in putative antitrust class actions alleging a conspiracy to fix salmon prices.
- Currently serving as co-lead counsel for investors alleging manipulation of the London Gold Fixing, an international pricing benchmark for gold, by several major banks.
- Successfully represented major private water company and direct purchaser class in an antitrust class action against water chemical manufacturers.
- Currently representing numerous major companies against the four major U.S. freight railroads for violating the federal antitrust laws by colluding to use fuel surcharges to impose inflated rail freight rates.
- Part of a trial team that successfully represented Solutia Inc. in an action for specific performance of a $2 billion exit financing facility that had been guaranteed by certain banks, with the case settling favorably on the eve of closing arguments.
- New York University School of Law
(J.D., cum laude, 2005)
- University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies)
(M.A., with distinction, Chinese Studies, 2002)
- Cornell University
(B.A., Government, 1998)
- The State Bar of New York
- United States District Courts:
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Western District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals:
- District of Columbia Circuit
- Second Circuit
- Shearman & Sterling LLP:
- Associate, 2005-2007
- United Nations Relief and Works Agency:
- Legal/Policy Officer, 2014-2015