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Zachary Klinger

Zack Klinger received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as a senior editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. While at NYU Law, he participated in the Children’s Rights Clinic and interned for the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to law school, Zack was a paralegal at Brafman and Associates, where he assisted with a number of multiweek federal and state court criminal trials.

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Coupon Settlements: Discount or Discontent?

Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (“CAFA”) with the hope of preventing abuse in class action lawsuits. CAFA assigns jurisdiction to federal courts over class actions where: (i) the aggregate amount in controversy exceeds five million dollars ($5,000,000); (ii) the class comprises at least 100 plaintiffs; and (iii) there is at least … Continue Reading

Choice of Law Principles in Cross-Border Privilege Disputes: Whose Law Applies?

I. The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in the United States and Abroad The attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine are important and well-known concepts to nearly every lawyer in the United States. Generally, the attorney-client privilege shields from disclosure confidential communications between attorneys and clients for the purpose of seeking or rendering legal … Continue Reading

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