Amit Vora’s practice focuses on complex civil and appellate litigation in federal and state courts. His experience includes representing companies and individuals in commercial, securities, and bankruptcy litigation matters, appeals, and matters involving constitutional and public interest issues.
Amit has significant appellate experience. He has filed scores of briefs, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has presented numerous oral arguments, including before the D.C. Circuit, the Seventh Circuit, eight times before the Second Circuit, and over a dozen times before the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division.
Amit previously served as Assistant Solicitor General with the New York State Attorney General’s Office. There, he litigated federal and state appeals involving administrative, employment, and constitutional issues, including a Second Circuit appeal concerning the First Amendment implications of a public official’s social media activities.
In private practice, Amit represented corporate clients in a broad array of complex disputes, ranging from issues of personal jurisdiction, to preemption, to the reliability of scientific expert evidence under Daubert.
Amit was also a supervising attorney and teaching fellow with Georgetown University Law Center’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, and he clerked for the Honorable Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Amit is active in bar associations and legal committees. As a Judicial Screening Panelist for the New York County Democratic Committee, he evaluates and reports on the qualifications of judicial candidates for New York Civil, Surrogate’s, and Supreme Court. Through the South Asian Bar Association of New York’s Judiciary Committee, he vets and endorses candidates of South Asian descent for federal and state judgeships. In addition, he serves The Appellate Project as a mentor.
Amit is the author of several scholarly pieces, including Defending an Under-21 Firearm Ban under the Second Amendment, 71 Stanford Law Review Online 1 (2018), and Constitutional Crowding and the Problem of Executive Knavery, 85 Albany Law Review, Issue No. 4 (2022). He also holds a certificate in Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton’s Executive Education Program.