Recently released surveys of nurses and dentists illustrate health care providers continued inability to quickly procure certified and authentic personal protective equipment. (PPE). A survey of more than 1,000 dental practices released earlier in May found that 90% of those surveyed were concerned about procuring PPE.  A survey of over 23,000 nurses found that 87% had to reuse a single-use PPE during the period between April 15-May 10. This shortage corresponds with a high rate…
We are proud to announce that our Managing Partner Michael Popok and Senior Partner Mitchell Mandell have both been recognized again by their New York peers as Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation.   For Michael and Mitch, that means that they are in the top 5 percent of lawyers in New York.    Additionally, our Senior Associate Hamutal Lieberman has been recognized as a Rising Star placing her in the top 2.5 percent…
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so have regulatory actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affecting the regenerative medicine industry.  This includes the issuance of agency demand letters also known as “warning” letters that are served on parties for alleged violations of federal law.  Historically, such actions were not rendered until an in-person inspection had taken place, giving a company time to prepare and comply.  However, based on the latest round of warning…
Big Banks continue to deny small- and medium-sized Main Street businesses compensation due to them for helping borrowers obtain PPP loans quickly, as intended. But their arguments are thin, and the DOJ is closing in to help as well.  ZPP’s class action suits will solve the problem. To read more about our class action suits in an article by Kevin Wack for American Banker  featuring our lead attorney and Managing Partner Michael Popok,…
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and the peaceful protestors who stand up for civil rights in the name of all those who have died inhumanly at the hands of senseless brutality. Our continued and unrelenting violent mistreatment of our fellow Americans because of the color of their skin—to deny their most basic civil liberties and human dignity—to make our fellow Americans unsafe and unwelcome in their own country—is a national disgrace. To…
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in many and as with any crisis, it has attracted bad actors looking to capitalize on the situation.  In response, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (along with many states) have targeted certain activities to ensure the availability of sufficient personal protection equipment (PPE).  To accomplish this task, the Criminal Division of the DOJ has focused its efforts on price gouging and has weaponized a federal…
ZPP Managing Partner Michael Popok and Senior Partner Mitch Mandell lead our team of lawyers in the national class action against banks for failing to pay agent fees under the Federal Paycheck Protection Program for bringing main street borrowers to banks.  Click here for Forbes Magazine’s coverage and click here for Law.com’s  Daily Business Review coverage.  The ZPP team of lawyers is leading the cases in Illinois, Utah, Arizona, New York, and Florida.…
On May 7, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act” guidance (the “Guidance”) by providing a Technical Assistance Questions and Answers sheet (the “Q&A Sheet”).  Together, the Guidance and Q&A Sheet help explain what employers can do during a pandemic, like COVID-19, that they cannot normally do under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  As employers begin tackling the difficult but necessary…
COVID-19 has proved especially troubling for education.  The pandemic challenges every aspect of the educational enterprise and at every level.  Yet decisions have to be made:  should commencement take place?  Should distance learning become the norm?  How do residence halls, dining halls, and athletics operated in “plague years?”  What should institutions do about tuition if it doesn’t pay for exactly what the payer expected?  What are the legal risks if students return to campus and…