Samir L. Vora is a member of the Litigation & Arbitration Group. Mr. Vora’s practice focuses on restructuring, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights litigation. He has well over a decade of experience representing debtors-in-possession, creditors’ committees, ad hoc committees, and other interested parties in connection with litigation issues arising out of main bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. Mr. Vora’s experience includes handling all aspects of discovery, motion practice, mediations, trials, appeals, and negotiating settlements that avert litigation or bring it to favorable conclusion.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Vora previously practiced in Milbank’s Los Angeles office where he was routinely recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Mr. Vora has been routinely recognized for his commitment to pro bono work, including by the Disability Rights Legal Center for his efforts in obtaining special education services for eligible inmates in County jail. Mr. Vora also received multiple Pro Bono Achievement Awards for his representation of the wrongfully incarcerated, chapter 7 debtors against predatory lenders, and The Humane Society of the United States in a case concerning the fraudulent sale of beef from sick and disabled animals to the United States Department of Agriculture for supply to the National School Lunch Program and other federal food programs, which led to the largest beef recall in US history.
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2006
- Pomona College, B.A., 2003
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- US District Court for the Central District of California
- US District Court for the Eastern District of California
- US District Court for the Northern District of California
- US District Court for the Southern District of California
- District of Columbia