Samira Omerovic

Associate

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  • JD, summa cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2011; Dean Dennis A Dooley Award for Outstanding Scholarship Average; Order of the Coif; note editor, Boston College Law Review
  • BA (International Relations), summa cum laude, Tufts University, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa; Distinguished Achievement Award in International Relations

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2012
  • District of Columbia, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 2013
  • Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

Samira Omerovic

Associate

Samira Omerovic is an associate in the business and securities litigation group, where she has practiced since 2013. Samira represents an array of clients in securities and complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, including investment advisers, public companies, insurance companies, and individual officers and directors.

Samira also has an active pro bono practice with a focus on appellate work. She has worked on the landmark marriage equality cases decided by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges and filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Basketball Coaches to the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. Samira also represents clients in immigration proceedings, including claims for political asylum and temporary protected status.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Samira served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey Howard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Paul Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Experience

  • Representing Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC, and State Farm Investment Management Corp. in defending against claims of excessive mutual fund fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Representing a group of shareholder defendants in the Tribune Company fraudulent conveyance litigation, including successful Second Circuit appeal, and serving as liaison counsel to all shareholder defendants at the trial level.
  • Represented OvaScience, Inc. in obtaining a dismissal of a putative securities class action under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5.
  • Represented Liberty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. in an insurance coverage action in Massachusetts state court.
  • Represented TravelCenters of America in multidistrict consumer protection class actions.
  • Represented a client suing former business management firm for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence.
  • Represented a non-profit organization in defending against claims of breach of contract, unlawful termination, and defamation.
  • Counseled a client in connection with a complex breach of contract dispute under Florida law.
  • Counseled a company in matters arising from a criminal cyber-attack on a portion of the company’s computer network.

Publications

  • “Improper Taxation of the Vowed Religious: How Glenshaw Glass Principles Can Reestablish Horizontal Equity,” 51 Boston College Law Review 1247 (2010)
  • With Paul Joseph, Diler Erdeniz, Elizabeth Park, Katherine Porter, and Julia Torgovitskaya, “Portraits of Grief.” Contexts 6, no. 3 (2007): 48-55. Reprinted in David Newman (ed.), Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press (2008)