- News & Publications
- Press Releases
- Robert J.A. Zito Joins Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP As Partner
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
ROBERT J.A. ZITO JOINS CARTER LEDYARD & MILBURN LLP AS PARTNER
Defense and General Litigation Capabilities --
NEW YORK, May 22, 2007 – Wall Street law firm Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP announced today that Robert J.A. Zito will join the firm as partner in the litigation department effective June 1, 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zito was a partner in the NY office of Schiff Hardin LLP.
“We are thrilled to expand our litigation team with a lawyer of Bob’s caliber,” said Lawrence F. Carnevale, member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Litigation Department at Carter Ledyard. “His arrival, along with that of Mike Shapiro and Alan Lewis in December, expands and strengthens our white-collar defense, internal investigation and securities-related litigation capabilities.”
Bob Zito is a securities litigator and white-collar defense attorney with an expanded focus on Securities and Exchange Commission and Self-Regulatory Organization enforcement and securities and securities industry litigation: securities industry disputes; securities class actions; corporate and partnership disputes; directors' and officers' liability; corporate governance; shareholder freeze-outs; proxy litigation; shareholder derivative actions; company, director and partnership fiduciary duties; company, asset and real estate valuations; stockholder appraisal rights; tax shelters; and white collar crime. He has been first chair in over 40 trials and has extensive appellate experience as well.
Mr. Zito, who has prosecuted and defended general litigation matters for more than 25 years, has been involved in some of New York’s most high profile cases. He has led legal teams that represented a national broker-dealer in connection with the successful resolution of a $10 million clearing broker dispute, that defended a stock market in the successful resolution of an SEC enforcement proceeding under Reg. ATS, and that successfully cleared a large broker-dealer in connection with its alleged role in a “pump and dump” scheme. In 2003, he successfully reduced a $90 million jury verdict for punitive damages against the general partner of various public limited partnerships for breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. Zito is the only defense attorney in the United States to have tried to verdict a Section 14 securities class action in the wake of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Mr. Zito received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1978 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1981, where he also served as law clerk to the Honorable Leonard E. Yoswein, Supreme Court of the State of New York. Afterwards, he served in the New York Guard, Judge Advocate’s General Corps. for ten years, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Zito, 50, resides in Tribeca, NewYork.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (www.clm.com), established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.
Ms. Mann was asked to comment on the lawsuit alleging that the Trump Foundation charity used funds for personal and political purposes.
Carter Ledyard is pleased to welcome the arrival of Ms. Dreizen to the firm as Counsel in the Corporate department.
Partner Steven Paul McSloy gave a presentation at the Consulate General of Ireland in NYC on “The American Indian as Irishman: The Lost Connection”
Carter Ledyard client Global SC Finance IV Limited completed an offering of $196 million of fixed rate asset backed notes.
Judith discusses the benefits and risks of arbitration of art disputes in the newly created process at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.
Jack was honored with the Chairman's Award, in recognition of his "tireless efforts and unending dedication to the foundation."
Mr. McCarthy has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department, bringing with him years of experience in international litigation and arbitration.
Our 2017 Year in Review highlights the cutting-edge work of our clients, both foreign and domestic, and some of the ways we helped them succeed.
Over breakfast at the midtown office, more than 30 members of the private equity community gathered to create a deal flow for all concerned.
Val Vasi discussed aint-money laundering (AML) guidelines in the art world and AML regulations in the financial services industry
Carter Ledyard client Lisa Schwarz, developer of the Comprehensive Resource Model trauma treatment model, prevailed on her motion for contempt against Dr. David Grand in proceedings in the Federal District Court for the…
Together with Her Justice, Carter Ledyard attorneys were successful in guiding pro bono clients apply for their U-Visa, obtain deferred and final approval of legal status, and receive employment authorization.