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Named one of the top lawyers in the United States, Tom Ajamie has successfully represented clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters for more than 20 years. His work includes groundbreaking securities and financial cases, international cross-border litigation, business contract disputes and employment issues. He has traveled the world extensively working on legal matters in countries as diverse as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Switzerland, France, England, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela. Mr. Ajamie has handled a number of high-profile cases, including representing companies, pension funds and shareholders seeking to recover losses in stock fraud cases, and corporations and officers and directors being sued in securities matters.
Mr. Ajamie has been recognized by numerous legal publications and directories, and was recently honored as one of the nation's 500 leading lawyers by Lawdragon, as well as that publication's "100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation." Mr. Ajamie has been named one of Houston's Top Lawyers (H Texas magazine), and has been selected by Texas Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Texas for four years running. The Martindale-Hubbell law directory, which ranks the legal ability of lawyers, gave Mr. Ajamie an AV rating. He is also a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements - less than 1% of U.S. attorneys.
In August 2010, Mr. Ajamie and his co-author, InvestmentNews editor Bruce Kelly, released Financial Serial Killers: Inside the World of Wall Street Money Hustlers, Swindlers, and Con Men, a fascinating look at financial fraudsters, their schemes, and their victims. He has appeared on major television and radio news outlets, including ABC, CNN, CNBC, NPR and BBC, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, American Lawyer, InvestmentNews, Bloomberg, Forbes, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek and Texas Lawyer, among others. 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 Foundation was created by Mr. Ajamie as a way of promoting tolerance and equality among our youth. The foundation offers 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. The foundation currently finances student scholarships at Arizona State University.
In addition to his charitable work, Mr. Ajamie is a Patron Council Premier Benefactor of the Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization that supports independent films and theater programs.
Mr. Ajamie is the founder and managing partner of Ajamie LLP in Houston, Texas.