Hassan Zavareei earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1995, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Zavareei graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1990, with degrees in Comparative Area Studies and Russian. After graduation from Boalt Hall, Mr. Zavareei joined the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, one of the nation’s premier law firms. In April of 2002, Mr. Zavareei became a founding partner of Tycko & Zavareei LLP.
Mr. Zavareei has handled numerous trials and appeals in state and federal courts across the nation in a wide range of practice areas. Most recently, Mr. Zavareei prevailed on behalf of his client after a four month jury trial in California. That jury verdict came after years of hard-fought litigation, including an award of almost $2 million in sanctions against the opposing party due to revelations of discovery misconduct uncovered through electronic discovery.
Mr. Zavareei has significant experience and success in litigating nationwide class actions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. For instance, Mr. Zavareei managed the defense of a nationwide class action brought against a major insurance carrier, and, along with co-counsel, negotiated a nationwide class settlement. Mr. Zavareei successfully obtained court approval of the settlement, and supervised the administration of the multi-million dollar settlement fund. Mr. Zavareei is currently litigating several class action lawsuits on behalf of injured consumers. Mr. Zavareei is currently lead counsel in a putative class action against General Electric concerning alleged defects in certain of its microwave ovens that cause them to turn on spontaneously and then catch on fire. He also represents plaintiffs in seven separate putative class actions against national banks across the country regarding their practices of charging overdraft fees for debit card transactions.
In his civil rights practice, Mr. Zavareei represents individuals, groups of employees, and tenant associations in employment and fair housing litigation. Since co-founding Tycko & Zavareei LLP in 2002, Mr. Zavareei has obtained substantial judgments and settlements for his civil rights clients.
As part of his environmental and administrative law practice, Mr. Zavareei has obtained significant victories for his municipal and Indian Tribe clients in challenges to federal rulemakings, and negotiated complex settlements in CERCLA cases on behalf of Fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Zavareei is admitted to the State Bar of California, the Bar of the District of Columbia, the Bar of the State of Maryland, the District Court of the District of Columbia, and the Circuit Courts of the District of Columbia, the Ninth Circuit, and the Fifth Circuit.