Ohia Amadi litigates complex business and personal disputes and advises clients on a wide range of matters including securities, trade secrets, intellectual property, privacy, employment and other business matters.
Mr. Amadi has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving securities claims under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Advisers Act and various state Blue Sky laws. He regularly represents clients in the financial services and securities industries, such as registered investment advisers (RIAs), broker-dealers, independent broker-dealers and individual financial advisers in federal and state courts, arbitration forums and administrative, regulatory and enforcement forums by government agencies and self-regulatory organizations, such as the SEC, FINRA, the California Department of Business Oversight and the California Department of Insurance.
Mr. Amadi also advises clients across industries in business disputes involving professional malpractice; fraud; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of contract; unfair competition; economic interference; trade secret misappropriation; trademark and copyright infringement; non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements; business divorces; control disputes; shareholder derivative actions; insurance coverage disputes; defamation and First Amendment issues; Civil Rights; trusts and estates; real estate and other issues.
As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Mr. Amadi assists clients with managing and avoiding disputes stemming from complex privacy laws and regulations across various industries with emphasis in the financial services and securities sectors. Mr. Amadi also has experience making information requests pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the California Public Records Act in the litigation context.
Mr. Amadi is a graduate of Yale University, where he double-majored in Mechanical Engineering and Economics, and Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Mr. Amadi was an investment banking analyst in Lehman Brothers’ Global Restructuring and M&A Groups in New York City where he advised companies, sovereign governments, and government agencies on matters such as distressed bonds, balance sheet restructuring, rescue financings, Chapter 11 creditor advisory, 363 assets sales, and distressed M&A.
Mr. Amadi is licensed to practice before all California courts. He is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy and Intellectual Property Law sections of the California Lawyers Association (formerly of the State Bar of California).