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.


Complete Dismissal of Americans with Disabilities Act Discrimination Claim

In October 2012, Edwards Wildman Labor & Employment lawyers in Boston and New York obtained a complete dismissal in federal court of all claims asserted against our client, a publications and event producer, by a former employee asserting discrimination based upon disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Defeat of plaintiffs' attempts at class certification in a consumer class action litigation

In May 2012, on behalf of a national retailer, Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York successfully defeated plaintiffs' attempts at class certification in a consumer class action litigation in 2012 in Ohio.

Special Assistance to District Attorney

Serving as special assistants to the District Attorney for Nassau County, our New York-based lawyers successfully thwarted a criminal appeal after the jury had convicted the appellant of burglary.

Verdict in Favor of Pro Bono Client

After a nine-day jury trial in 2011, our lawyers obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of their pro bono client, a New York City Police Department detective who was alleged to have violated plaintiff's decedent's federal civil rights.

Edwards Wildman's Peter Moore and Zachary Silverman Obtain Successful Ruling in Defamation Suit, Reports Law360
April 17, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Peter Moore and Zachary Silverman Successfully Defeat Defamation Suit, Reports the New York Law Journal
April 12, 2013

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Office Information

Zachary W. Silverman

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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