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Graeme W. Bush
Partner
Email | 202.778.1801

Graeme W. Bush is the former chairman of the Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Executive Committee and Partnership Board. He focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions.

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Justin R. Cochran
Associate
Email | ‎813.321.8214‎

Justin R. Cochran’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and white collar defense, including criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. His white collar criminal and government investigation practice includes representing corporate and individual clients in both state and federal government criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Cochran has represented clients in federal actions involving conspiracy, bank fraud, aviation fraud, health care fraud, environmental crime, securities fraud, and tax fraud.

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John J. Connolly
Partner
Email | 410.949.1149

John J. Connolly represents individuals and business entities in civil litigation and appellate matters. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in business torts, insurance coverage disputes, securities and consumer class actions, employment disputes, and a variety of common law contract and tort actions in federal and state courts. He focuses in particular on representing lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice claims, disciplinary proceedings, and ethical disputes. 

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Rachel F. Cotton
Associate
Email | 202.778.1876

Rachel F. Cotton practices in the areas of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Ms. Cotton clerked for the Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Hon. Henry H. Kennedy Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She previously was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP.

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Adam L. Fotiades
Partner
Email | 202.778.1893

Adam L. Fotiades represents companies and individuals in the areas of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Fotiades has experience representing clients involved in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and complex civil and business disputes.

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Andrew N. Goldfarb
Partner
Email | 202.778.1822

Andrew N. Goldfarb is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on food and drug law as well as plaintiff- and defense-side complex civil litigation. Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Mr. Goldfarb was a trial attorney for six years in U.S. Department of Justice.

Virginia Whitehill Guldi
Bankruptcy Counsel
Email | 202.778.1898
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Paul B. Hynes, Jr.
Partner
Email | 202.778.1890

Paul Hynes focuses his practice on civil and criminal tax matters.  He represents clients before the civil examination and criminal investigations divisions of the IRS, and in litigation before the federal district courts, the federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Tax Court.  In addition, Mr. Hynes has experience representing clients in a variety of other matters, including complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense matters, congressional investigations, and legal ethics matters.  Mr. Hynes also is the co-author of the Fifth Amendment treatise The Privilege of Silence:  Fifth Amendment Protections against Self-Incrimination (2nd Ed. 2014).     

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Jason M. Knott
Partner
Email | 202.778.1813

Jason Knott, a partner in Zuckerman Spaeder’s Washington office, represents individuals and companies in civil litigation, white-collar criminal matters, and government investigations. Some of his favorite cases have been “Suits by Suits.”

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Sara Alpert Lawson
Associate
Email | 813.321.8204

Sara Alpert Lawson represents individual and institutional clients in criminal and civil litigation, and government investigations. She has significant experience defending corporate executives and their companies against allegations of fraud, in diverse fields and industries such as health care, home-building, mortgage-lending, international business, international trade, and finance.  She also has represented clients in matters involving intellectual property protection and litigation. A former in-house general counsel, Ms. Lawson understands the balance between business and legal needs.

Conor B. O'Croinin
Partner
Email | 410.949.1160
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Ashley S. O'Neill
Director of Legal Resources 
Email | 202.778.8422

Ashley S. O’Neill is the Director of Legal Resources in Zuckerman Spaeder’s Washington, DC office. Ashley manages the firm’s staff attorneys and paralegals with a focus on e-discovery matters. She works with firm leadership in directing the business strategy of the firm.

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Steven Salky
Partner
Email | 202.778.1828

Steven Salky primarily represents companies and individuals in white collar criminal cases, regulatory agency investigations, and civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing executives of financial services companies in securities fraud investigations and parallel class action cases.


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Ellen D. Marcus
Partner, Holmes Costin & Marcus PLLC
Email | 703.991.7951

Ellen D. Marcus, a trial lawyer based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a co-founder of Suits by Suits and a guest contributing editor. Ellen’s clients include company executives and other high-level employees. On behalf of these and other clients, Ellen has brought to a successful resolution cases involving trade secrets, allegations of contract interference and fiduciary duty violations, and disputes over severance, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. In addition, Ellen frequently advises companies and executives on employment and separation agreements and assists in their negotiation and drafting.

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Dr. Elizabeth Newlon, NERA Economic Consulting
Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting
Email | 213.346.3019

Dr. Elizabeth Newlon is Vice President at NERA Economic Consulting. She has extensive expertise in applying economics and statistics to matters relating to labor and antitrust litigation. During her 10 years as an economic consultant and expert, she has produced many expert reports, directed numerous statistical analyses, and testified in court. In addition to her knowledge of economic and statistical analyses, she also has experience in building large and complex databases, developing and implementing surveys, and using independent modeling to check employers' payroll programming.

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William A. Schreiner, Jr.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Assure Holding Corp.
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P. Andrew Torrez
Founding Partner, The Law Offices of P. Andrew Torrez, LLC
Email | 410.332.1245

P. Andrew Torrez, named one of Maryland's star lawyers by Benchmark, is the founding partner of The Law Offices of P. Andrew Torrez, LLC.‎