Zak K. Varshovi

Associate
Varshovi Zak
Zak Varshovi focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters before federal and state courts. Zak has litigated on a wide array of matters, including antitrust class actions, construction disputes, commercial real estate disputes, oil pipelines, and environmental disputes. He also handles motions practice and has successfully argued before trial courts, securing relief for his clients. Zak is experienced in taking depositions and in witness preparation, as well as in drafting and responding to offensive and defensive discovery.

Zak maintains an active pro bono practice, including defending a DC resident in a landlord-tenant dispute that resulted in a favorable dismissal with prejudice.

While in law school, Zak interned at DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. There, he drafted legal memoranda on the constitutionality of Washington, DC's concealed carry law in connection with an amicus curiae brief for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.


Experience

Representative Matters

  • Representing a poultry company in putative antitrust class actions brought by direct and indirect poultry purchasers alleging conspiracy to reduce output and raise prices of broiler chickens
  • Representing an energy company in an action brought by a Native American tribe involving contract, public nuisance, and trespass law
  • Representing a local coffee company in an action brought by a contractor involving contract and tort law arising from construction of a café and a roastery facility
  • Successfully represented a local coffee company in an action brought by a contractor involving contract claims arising from construction of a café
  • Successfully represented a local coffee company in an action brought by a contractor involving contract law and conversion arising from construction of a roastery facility
  • Successfully represented a local coffee company in a replevin action against a contractor for improperly detaining property

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Vanderbilt University Law School 2017
    • Dean's Scholar
    • Articles editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review
    • Intern, DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
  • B.A. History summa cum laude North Florida University 2013

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Defended a DC resident in a landlord-tenant dispute that resulted in a favorable dismissal with prejudice