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Overview

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 has earned him a spot on Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” list (2019) and Benchmark Litigation’s  “Under 40 Hot List” (2016-2019) and “Future Star” list (2018-2019).

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.

Additionally, Zach has handled disputes arising out of commercial contracts, business torts, and commercial leases.

Recognition

Rankings & Honors

  • Recognized among Lawdragon's 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers (2019)
  • Recognized in the Benchmark Litigation "Under 40 Hot List," which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger, 2016-2019
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Future Star" (2019

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Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2003

B.A., with Honors, University of Florida, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Associations

  • New York
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