Angela Zambrano, a co-leader of the firm-wide complex commercial litigation practice, represents companies and boards of directors in commercial litigation and internal investigations, including class actions and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Angela has served as trial counsel in cases before numerous federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings around the country. Angela regularly litigates cases involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, bad faith, and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as class action consumer and employment claims, shareholder claims, and business torts for companies in a wide variety of industries. These include insurance, healthcare, private equity, manufacturing, energy, transportation, data storage, media and entertainment, and agriculture.
Angela frequently represents private equity firms in their key litigation matters. Angela’s recent work includes representing a healthcare company in an earn out dispute with its former owner in which she obtained a complete victory on behalf of the company. Angela also recently represented another private equity client in connection with one of its investments in the film industry; after winning several early motions, the case settled favourably and the client was able to recoup its investment. Angela also regularly represents such clients in employment-related disputes, including covenants not to compete and class action employment claims.
Angela is known for being an aggressive litigator with excellent courtroom skills, including obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders. She recently obtained a TRO on behalf of a general partner against a group of limited partners who were attempting to call a vote to replace the general partner in violation of the partnership agreement. Angela also represented the client in defeating a TRO brought by another limited partner in the partnership.
Additionally, Angela has experience in bankruptcy-related litigation, including as litigation counsel in confirmation trials and evidentiary proceedings in the General Motors, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, Hawkeye, Washington Mutual and SemGroup bankruptcies.
Angela is a trusted business counsellor and often provides pre-litigation advice related to contract and employee issues for privately held and publicly traded companies. In addition, she regularly conducts internal investigations for her clients.
Angela regularly speaks on litigation topics, including expert witnesses, privilege, drafting contracts, indemnification, class action issues, and case management. She also has published articles on consumer class action issues, evidentiary issues, attorneys’ fees, witness preparation, and managing multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Angela received her BA from the University of Kansas and JD (magna cum laude) from Southern Methodist University.
WWL says: Angela Zambrano is a “highly rated attorney” for commercial litigation, representing boards and corporations in a range of domestic and international suits.
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