• Andrew Zimmitti

    Partner
    Litigation
    azimmitti@manatt.com
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    Washington
    Direct: 202.585.6505
    General: 202.585.6500
    Fax: 202.585.6600

    Education

    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1995.

     

    University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1991.
    Phi Beta Kappa

     

    Bar Admissions
    Connecticut and the District of Columbia.
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    Profile

    Andrew Zimmitti is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Litigation Division. He has more than 16 years of experience representing clients in federal and state courts across the country in a wide variety of civil and white-collar matters. Mr. Zimmitti's practice primarily focuses on advising and representing clients in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, and in domestic and international arbitrations. He has represented financial institutions, money services businesses and institution-affiliated parties in regulatory enforcement actions and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance. Mr. Zimmitti has substantial experience representing clients in SEC investigations and litigation, including matters concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Investment Advisors Act, broker-dealer regulations and bankruptcy court litigation.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zimmitti was a partner at Patton Boggs, LLP. He also served on active duty as a judge advocate in the United States Navy, where he acquired substantial experience trying cases before military courts-martial and administrative separation boards and advising active duty and retired military personnel on diverse civil matters

    Representative Matters

    Defended a large bank BSA compliance officer in formal enforcement proceedings brought by the OCC concerning alleged Bank Secrecy Act violations relating to the adequacy of the institution's AML program.

    Represented an international prepaid card program management company in a civil action brought by the SEC and court-appointed receiver against individuals involved in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

    Defended an international prepaid card program manager and national bank card issuer in formal enforcement proceedings brought by the FDIC concerning alleged Bank Secrecy Act violations stemming from allegedly inadequate AML controls. 

    Defended an investment advisor and his company in formal enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC for alleged violations of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    Represented a former Internet digital currency exchange in legal proceedings to wind down the exchange pursuant to a court-authorized liquidation plan in coordination with the United States Secret Service and the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.

    Represented a large, national defense contractor against its subcontractor in an action brought in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia concerning the misappropriation of trade secrets and related claims involving emerging wireless communications technologies in the underground mining industry.

    Represented a major domestic coal producer in multiple related commercial disputes with a customer in two separate federal district courts and state court proceedings and in two separate arbitrations.

    Represented a major domestic and international producer of automotive and industrial batteries in multiple complex bankruptcy litigation proceedings spanning an eight-year period.

    Defended numerous individual redeeming investors in multiple bankruptcy adversary proceedings brought in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York involving the bankruptcy of a massive Ponzi enterprise. 

    Represented a domestic shipbuilding company in bet-the-company litigation involving a government contract for the production of coastal patrol craft under DoD's Foreign Military Sales program.

    Defended a multinational energy resources corporation in a formal investigation brought by the SEC concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving the corporation's Central American operations.

    Represented the Consul General of a foreign government in numerous civil matters brought by former employees of the foreign government in the United States.

    Represented a large, national defense contractor in an internal corporate investigation, a DoD Inspector General investigation, and a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging accounting and bookkeeping fraud.

     

    Honors & Awards

    Publications

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut and the District of Columbia.

    Speaking Engagements