Drawing on two decades of litigation experience, Andrew L. Zivitz has achieved extraordinary results in securities fraud cases. His work has led to the recovery of more than $1 billion for damaged clients and class members.
Andy has represented dozens of major institutional investors in securities class actions and private litigation. He is skilled in all aspects of complex litigation, from developing and implementing strategies, to conducting merits and expert discovery, to negotiating resolutions. Andy has served as lead or co-lead counsel in several of the largest securities class actions in the U.S., including cases against JPMorgan, Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Tenet Healthcare, and Pfizer.
Andy’s extensive courtroom experience serves his clients well in trial situations, as well as pre-trial proceedings and settlement negotiations. He served as one of the lead plaintiffs’ attorneys in the only securities fraud class action arising out of the financial crisis to be tried to a jury verdict, has handled a Daubert trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and successfully argued back-to-back appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before joining Kessler Topaz, Andy worked at the international law firm Drinker Biddle and Reath, primarily representing defendants in large, complex litigation. His experience on the defense side of the bar provides a unique perspective in prosecuting complex plaintiffs’ litigation.
Andy helps oversee the firm’s pro bono practice. Currently, KTMC provides pro bono assistance to the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia’s (“PILCOP”) Special Education Project. The goal of the Special Education Project is to secure appropriate public education for children with disabilities in the Philadelphia area. By way of example, KTMC recently represented a five-year old boy with severe autism against an area school district that was not providing the child with an appropriate and safe educational environment. Shortly after instituting litigation against the school district, KTMC and PILCOP successfully secured one-on-one classroom supervision for the child, a safe and suitable school environment with similar students, and more than a thousand hours of compensatory education services.