Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Kathryn S. Zecca, Partner

Education:

J.D., with Honors, University of Chicago Law School, 1994

Member, University of Chicago Law Review

B.S.F.S., cum laude, Georgetown University, 1991

 

Contact:

Tel: 202.775.4508
Fax: 202.775.4510

Bar Associations

District of Columbia

California

Kathryn S. Zecca, Partner

Appellate Briefs

Access Now v. Southwest Amicus Brief of Air Transport Association of America, Inc.
ACP Master, Ltd. v. Sprint Corp. Plaintiffs' Consolidated Answering Brief in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss
Boston-Maine Airways Corp. v. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Brief of Appellees Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and John Fornaciari
Dehoyos v. Allstate Corp. Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo Amicus Brief of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Gator.com Corp. v. L.L. Bean, Inc. Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Gilchrist v. State Farm Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jackson v. BellSouth Brief for Defendants
Microstrategy Servs. Corp. v. Openrisk, LLC Plaintiff's Brief in Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss or Abstain
Pacific Management v. Mayer Brown LLP Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Recording Industry Ass'n of America v. Charter Communications Amicus brief for SBC Internet Services, Inc. et al.
Sacramento v. Barden Cert. Petition
Sacramento v. Barden Reply Brief for Petitioners
SBC Internet Services, Inc. v. RIAA Opening Brief for Appellant
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Cert. Petition
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Reply Brief for Petitioners
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Brief for Petitioners
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Cert. Petition
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Cert. Petition
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Reply Brief for Petitioners
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Brief for Petitioners
Scheidler v. N.O.W. Reply Brief for Petitioners (Merits Stage)
Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola Amicus Brief of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Application of BDO Seidman, LLP
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Supplement to Application of BDO Seidman, LLP
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Reply Brief of Defendant-Applicant BDO Seidman, LLP
Visa U.S.A. Inc. v. WalMart Stores, Inc. Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners

Trial Memoranda

Adams v. BellSouth Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss
America Online, Inc. v. Netvision Audiotext, Inc. Amicus Memorandum of Electronic Frontier Foundation in Support of Motions for Summary Judgment by Defendants
Asian American Entertainment v. Las Vegas Sands Defendant's Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss
In re: Triton Network Systems Securities Litig. Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint
In re: Verizon Internet Services, Inc. Amicus Brief for U.S. Internet Industry Association et al.
RIAA v. SBC Internet Communications Opposition to Motion to Enforce
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Memorandum in Support of BDO Seidman, LLP's Motion to Dismiss
Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana v. ACLN Reply Memorandum in Support of BDO Seidman, LLP's Motion to Dismiss
Van Scoyoc v. Ernst & Young Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Van Scoyoc v. Ernst & Young Reply Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Counter-Defendant's Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on Counter Claimants' Counterclaims
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment
Solus Alternative Asset Management LP v. Perry Corp. Memorandum of Law in Support of Perry Capital's Motion for Summary Judgment
United States v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Defendant's Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss

Kathryn S. Zecca is a civil and criminal trial litigator.  She represents Fortune 500 companies, major accounting firms, financial institutions, hedge funds, individuals, and trade associations in federal and state courts, and in government and internal investigations.   Her civil practice encompasses a wide variety of matters.  In recent years, she has defended federal securities fraud and antitrust class actions, defended qui tam and employment actions arising out of False Claims Act allegations, litigated complex trade secret, breach-of-contract and fraud cases in federal and state courts, and defended breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice actions.  Her criminal practice includes representing defendants in indicted federal criminal proceedings as well as representing targets and witnesses in federal and state criminal investigations.  Her investigation experience includes representing clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as investigations conducted by several state attorneys general.

Before joining Robbins Russell, Kathryn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harold H. Greene on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  She also worked in private practice at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, California and at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Washington, D.C.

Representative matters include:

  • Lead counsel for leading software provider in trade secret and breach of contract dispute in connection with provision of cloud-based services.  Obtained complete victory for client.

  • Lead counsel for hedge fund in breach of contract dispute over potential $130 million transaction involving claims against the estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.

  • Lead counsel for international accounting association in federal securities class action.  Represented the only one of six defendants to prevail on motion to dismiss.

  • Represented top investment bank in connection with Department of Justice antitrust investigation.

  • Successfully defended Bank of America in trial court and on appeal in statutory and tort action arising out of Bank of America’s trustee business. Bank of America was only defendant to prevail on summary judgment.

  • Represent Fortune 500 company in qui tam lawsuit alleging company earned excess profits in connection with contract with Department of Homeland Security.  Won summary judgment on all claims.

  • Trial Counsel in SEC trial of two New York Stock Exchange specialists charged with securities fraud.  Also represented specialists in indicted criminal proceedings and in NYSE enforcement action.  Federal prosecutors made a rare voluntary dismissal of both criminal cases before trial, and the NYSE also voluntarily dismissed all charges against both specialists.

  • Represent publicly-traded entertainment company in defense of federal and state derivative lawsuits. 

  • Represented several of the country's largest accounting firms in federal securities actions, obtaining dismissal or summary judgment in most cases.

  • Represent several of the country's largest accounting firms and individual accountants and auditors in SEC investigations and enforcement actions, before the PCAOB, and in criminal investigations.

Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:

  • Guest Lecturer on Securities Litigation, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Keynote Speaker, UWF Meeting of the Minds Forum, University of Virginia (February, 2015)