Jonathan K. Tycko received his law degree in 1992 from Columbia University Law School and earned a B.A. degree, with honors, in 1989 from The Johns Hopkins University.
After graduating law school, Mr. Tycko served as law clerk to Judge Alexander Harvey, II of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and later joined the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, one of the nation’s premier law firms. In April of 2002, Mr. Tycko became a founding partner of Tycko & Zavareei LLP.
Mr. Tycko has represented numerous qui tam whistleblowers, in areas including Medicare fraud, government contracts fraud, and tax fraud. In addition, with the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, Mr. Tycko’s practice has expanded into representation of whistleblowers in the areas of securities and commodities, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.Continue to Full Bio
Hassan A. Zavareei earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1995 and graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1990, with degrees in Comparative Area Studies and Russian.
After graduation from Boalt Hall, Mr. Zavareei joined the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, one of the nation’s premier law firms. In April of 2002, Mr. Zavareei became a founding partner of Tycko & Zavareei LLP.
Mr. Zavareei has handled numerous trials and appeals in state and federal courts across the nation in a wide range of practice areas. In his civil rights practice, Mr. Zavareei represents individuals, groups of employees, and tenant associations in employment and fair housing litigation.Continue to Full Bio
Kristen Law Sagafi is a 2002 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she served as articles editor for Ecology Law Quarterly and a student law clerk to the Hopi Appellate Court in Keams Canyon, Arizona. After graduating from law school, Ms. Sagafi joined the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, one of the nation’s premier class action firms, where she represented plaintiffs’ in consumer fraud and defective products cases for more than a decade. During her tenure at Lieff Cabraser, Ms. Sagafi gained local and national recognition for her results on behalf of her consumer clients.Continue to Full Bio
Andrea R. Gold earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004 and graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2001, concentrating her studies in Finance and Marketing.
After finishing law school, Ms. Gold worked as a Skadden fellow representing indigent battered women in dissolution of marriage, paternity, and order of protection matters.
Ms. Gold joined Tycko & Zavareei LLP in 2006. Since joining the firm, Ms. Gold has represented clients throughout the litigation process, including at trial and at the appellate level. Ms. Gold has extensive experience in class actions, unfair competition matters, employment litigation, and qui tam claims under the federal False Claims Act. Ms. Gold was named a partner of the firm in January of 2012.Continue to Full Bio
Lorenzo B. Cellini graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in 2004. He also received his B.A. from the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
After finishing law school, Mr. Cellini practiced law in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in commercial litigation, real estate and business transactions, and appellate, employment and civil rights law.
Mr. Cellini joined Tycko & Zavareei LLP in November 2006. Since joining the firm, Mr. Cellini has represented both individuals and companies in a variety of civil disputes involving real estate, unfair competition, employment, False Claims Act, products liability, and consumer class action law. In addition, Mr. Cellini has represented individual tenants and tenants’ associations in connection with preserving and enforcing their rights under the laws of the District of Columbia.Continue to Full Bio
Jeffrey D. Kaliel earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 2005 and graduated from Amherst College summa cum laude in 2000 with a degree in Political Science.
After law school, Mr. Kaliel joined the Honors Program at the Department of Homeland Security and later served as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of California.
Mr. Kaliel joined Tycko & Zavareei LLP in August 2009. Mr. Kaliel has substantial class action experience. He has been appointed Class Counsel in three actions and has served as co-counsel in numerous other class actions. Mr. Kaliel has also successfully resolved numerous class actions by settlement, resulting in relief for millions of class members.Continue to Full Bio
Anna C. Haac graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006. In 2002, she graduated with a B.A. in political science with highest distinction from the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After law school, Ms. Haac was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP, one of the nation’s most prestigious defense-side law firms. During her time at Covington, she represented corporate clients in high stakes cases, focusing her practice on complex civil litigation, white collar defense work, and employment disputes.
Ms. Haac joined Tycko & Zavareei LLP in May 2012. Since joining the firm, Ms. Haac has represented individuals and companies in a variety of complex civil actions across a broad range of industries. Her practice has focused primarily on consumer protection litigation and whistleblower cases involving fraud against the federal government. In addition, Ms. Haac continues to represent clients in complex business disputes.Continue to Full Bio
Sophia Goren graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Sophia was involved in the Berkeley Mock Trial Team and placed 1st in the prestigious Bales Mock Trial Competition. Sophia also participated in the California Asylum Representation Clinic and served as the student chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee. She received the Jurisprudence Award for Conflict of Laws.
Sophia spent her first summer in law school representing workers exposed to asbestos. In her second summer, Sophia was selected by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association for the Trial Advocacy Fellowship, through which she split her summer between three San Francisco plaintiff-side firms.
Sophia graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with a degree in Political Science.Continue to Full Bio
Annick M. Persinger graduated magna cum laude as a member of the Order of the Coif from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Persinger served as a member of Hastings Women’s Law Journal, and authored two published articles. In 2008, Ms. Persinger received an award for Best Oral Argument in the first year moot court competition. In 2007, Ms. Persinger graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Sociology, and minors in Law & Society and Psychology.Continue to Full Bio
Andrew Silver graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2012. In 2007, Mr. Silver graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and a concentration in Communication and Media Studies.
Prior to joining Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Mr. Silver worked as a student-attorney at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau, practicing housing law, family law, and administrative law on behalf of indigent clients.
Mr. Silver joined Tycko & Zavareei LLP’s Public Interest Fellowship Program in November 2012.Continue to Full Bio
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