Zachary W. Silverman

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Toxic Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
University Duke University, B.A., Political Science, 2004
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2007
AdmittedNew York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Zack has litigated several complex civil cases in both federal and state courts, involving: commercial contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, employment, real estate, trademark and patent infringement, counterfeiting, unfair competition, unfair trade practices, personal injury, and probate. Additionally, in a pro bono capacity, Zack serves as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, and represents the City of New York.

· part of the team that, after years of contentious litigation, obtained summary judgment for a real estate company alleged to have violated its fiduciary duty and committed fraud, in a case involving novel questions of both New York and Delaware law

· obtained summary judgment for an executor of an estate by persuading the Court that, despite a split in authority on the issue, certain evidence the defendant sought to introduce in opposition to the motion was inadmissible

· part of the team that serves as Counsel to the Receiver in connection with the foreclosure of two major New York City hotels that have defaulted on over $340 million in loans

· obtained favorable settlement for a large manufacturer of electronic goods in its breach of contract action against one of its distributors that had been forced to liquidate

· obtained favorable settlement for a global technology company where a product it serviced was alleged to have caused personal injury to an individual

· represent Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in patent infringement lawsuits against various generic drug manufacturers

· advised manufacturer of medical devices on the applicability of new legislation to its component parts manufacturers

· serving in his capacity as pro bono counsel for the City of New York, Zack obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of a New York City police officer at trial in the Eastern District of New York City, where plaintiff had alleged $100 million in damages in relation to the officer's purported use of excessive force; Zack sat second chair, examined numerous key witnesses, and successfully argued evidentiary issues before the Court

· serving in his capacity as Special Assistant District Attorney for Nassau County, Zack successfully thwarted an appellant's constitutional challenges to a burglary conviction; in doing so, Zack argued before New York State's Appellate Division, Second Department

Before Edwards Wildman

Before joining the Firm, Zack was a litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where, among other things, he represented a large institutional pharmacy on its Sherman Act and fraud claims, and represented a regional food service distributor on its Robinson-Patman Act claim against a national food processor and distributor.

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Zachary W. Silverman

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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