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Zachary W. Mazin tries complex civil cases arising out of business disputes, structured financial products and governmental investigations. He represents several trustees of residential mortgage-backed securitizations in actions seeking to recover billions of dollars from the investment banks who packaged and sold defective mortgage loans to unwitting investors. His RMBS work earned him a spot on the Benchmark Litigation 2016 "Under 40 Hot List."
Zach is also an advisor to clients working in the business of sports. He counsels and represents team executives, players and football agents, and he is a NFLPA-certified contract advisor. Zach began his career representing Royal Bank of Canada in the Enron securities class action litigation. Zach and his team obtained a dismissal of RBC from the Enron investors' lawsuit that wrongly sought to hold RBC liable for the losses caused by Enron's fraudulent activity. He also represented RBC in a dispute with Rabobank over its obligation to pay on a $517 million Enron-related credit default swap.
Over the past year, Zach has continued his work on the forefront of the effort to hold Wall Street banks accountable for the shoddy mortgage loans that they packaged and sold to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2007-08. As counsel to RMBS trustees acting on behalf of investors in the securitizations, Zach has helped steer the coordinated put-back actions as they progress through fact discovery and into the expert discovery phase. In so doing, he has led the effort to obtain key discovery, and to ensure the proper application of the CPLR's savings statute, among other projects. Also during the past year, Zach successfully guided two clients, who are agents to professional athletes, to a favorable settlement of potential claims resulting from their departure from a prior employer. The clients are among the most prominent in their field, representing all-star veterans, super-star rookies, and many other high profile players.
Zach is a graduate of the University of Florida and New York University School of Law.
Last Updated 27th July 2017