Amanda Shami is an associate in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group and a member of the Firm’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. Her practice focuses on investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings involving securities fraud, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and bank fraud. Amanda’s pro bono work includes successfully defending a criminal conviction on behalf of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office before the New York Appellate Division, Second Department and representation of indigent defendants pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. Amanda was named by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch
for Commercial Litigation (2022).
- A major U.S. financial institution in antitrust and fraud investigations by DOJ and the SEC into the U.S. agency bonds market
- A major international bank in an investigation of suspicious securities trading and USD payments by DOJ, the New York State Department of Financial Services, and the Federal Reserve
- A major international bank in an anti-money laundering investigation by DOJ and the SEC
- An international bank in an investigation by DOJ, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the Federal Reserve, and OFAC into alleged sanctions violations