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Shamar Toms-Anthony is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. Shamar is a skilled litigator experienced in virtually all types of complex commercial disputes. His practice includes business, entertainment, class actions, and intellectual property defense.

Concentrations

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Consumer protection, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Otis D. Wright, II, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2020-2021
  • Represented multinational fast-food restaurant company against putative class action involving state consumer protection laws, false advertising, and breach of contract claims.°
  • Defended world’s most popular video game company against several putative class actions alleging the company violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual disaffirmation rights, and fraudulently misrepresented the value of its in-game items.°
  • Defended international car manufacturer in mass actions involving California consumer protection laws.°
  • Obtained asylum in pro bono representation for a refugee who was imprisoned and tortured by the Eritrean government for his political views.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Toms-Anthony prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Otis D. Wright, II, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2017
  • Special Education Teacher, Manual Arts High School, Teach for America, 2012-2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, State Bar of California, 2018-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, 2018
    • Substantive Editor, UCLA National Black Law Journal
  • M.A., Special Education, Loyola Marymount University, 2014
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2012
Clerkships
  • Hon. Otis D. Wright, II, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2020-2021
Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California