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Paul M. Zieff

Of Counsel

Executive Summary

Mr. Zieff is a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Professional Qualifications

For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Zieff has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex business disputes in trial and appellate courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings.

Mr. Zieff’s practice embraces individual lawsuits as well as class action proceedings in state and federal court. He has litigated contract, business tort and statutory claims arising in a wide variety of industries and commercial settings, including claims for unfair competition, false advertising, securities fraud, insurance bad faith, professional negligence, environmental contamination and real estate fraud. His clients include educational institutions, venture capital fund managers, advertising agencies, financial institutions, wineries, real estate developers and manufacturing firms, as well as individual officers, directors and principals.


J.D., Harvard Law School
Magna Cum Laude

B.A., Brown University
With Honors

Bar Admissions


San Francisco, CA
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