He is a highly skilled trial lawyer and experienced strategic advisor. Amman has represented an international clientele and is known for tackling and resolving the toughest problems – whether by aggressively litigating high-stakes cases through to trial or acting as a trusted advisor for delicate personal matters behind the scenes. He has been hired to deal with complex commercial, entertainment and trust and estate litigation matters and delicate personal matters. He has represented a Russian billionaire, multinational family offices, entrepreneurs, the fifth largest bank in the United States and a number of other companies and national brands.
Amman has litigated before state and federal courts and arbitral bodies in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and advised on the foreign aspects of litigation pending before Moscow Courts. He has practiced in both common law and civil law Jurisdictions and has represented clients in both English and French. He speaks four languages: French, Hindi, Urdu and English. He is admitted in California and as a Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario, Canada. International disputes he has handled include maritime, aviation and insurance, cargo claims, film and television distribution, human rights, and NAFTA-related issues. He also has a published decision from the Federal Court of Canada regarding international cargo claims: Canusa Systems v. Canmar Ambassador, 146 F.T.R. 314 (1998) and a published decision on a novel issue of California employment law in Arechiga v. Dolores Press, Inc., 192 Cal. App. 4th 567 (2011).
Obtained the dismissal of a long running civil harassment case against a Russian billionaire by his ex-wife after the Court issued restraining orders and orders to show cause for contempt. All the orders obtained by the ex-wife were dissolved and the case dismissed;
Singlehandedly litigated a case involving a finder’s fee claim for an introduction that lead to the “Fight of the Century” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, against CBS Corp, Showtime Networks, Inc., Manny Pacquiao, and Freddie Roach, among others, against five law firms. Defeated four demurrers, three anti-SLAPP motions, a writ of supersedeas and three interlocutory appeals and obtained favorable rulings on nearly every discovery motion in the case. Trial pending.
Obtained a defence judgment to a finder’s fee claim in connection with the “Fight of the Century”, the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather boxing match of 2015;
Obtained a defense judgment and an award of attorney’s fees for a medium-sized U.S. defense contractor from claims by a finance company of breach of contract under a factor finance contract
Successfully defended a medium-sized employer from employee sexual harassment and discrimination claims.
Successfully defended a major motion picture studio against another studio’s efforts to prevent it from developing and promoting a prime-time entertainment program.
Successfully defended a hotel chain against two separate claims for disability discrimination and racial discrimination. After four days of trial proceedings, Amman made motion for non-suit and obtained a complete release for the client for nuisance value settlements for both cases.
Won an $8.8 million verdict on behalf of the fifth-largest bank in the country against the former trustee of a private trust. Amman also succeeded in collecting the judgment in its entirety, plus costs and attorney’s fees.
Won an international arbitration award for a film distributor against a film producer. The arbitrator also awarded Mr. Khan’s client 100% of its attorney’s fees and costs.
Obtained a defense judgment for a Radio Broadcaster against claims for failure to pay overtime and failure to keep records. Mr. Khan obtained a defense verdict after a three-day trial.
Without litigation and solely through negotiation, Mr. Khan successfully prevented a former employee from disclosing sensitive and confidential information from a major league sports franchise and its owners.
Effectively unwound a film library’s complex reverse merger after securing court orders that nullified key asset transfers on fraudulent conveyance grounds.
Successfully defended a Trustee against breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation claims.
Successfully defended judgment enforcement proceedings involving a foreign divorce and support judgment for $25 million. Amman obtained court orders terminating collection proceedings against the client and a complete release for less than half the face value of the judgment.
Successfully prosecuted claims for accounting fraud and fraudulent preference against the largest dental practice management chain in the nation and its officers and directors.
Canusa Systems v. Canmar Ambassador, 146 F.T.R. 314 (1998)
Arechiga v. Dolores Press, Inc., 192 Cal. App. 4th 567 (2011)
Presenter, “The three-cornered mediation: How to mediate and settle insurance coverage and the underlying liability at the same time.” ABA 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson AZ, March 7, 2020.