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Patrick Van Zanen


Patrick Van Zanen

480-428-0143 phone
866-505-8036 fax


Mr. Van Zanen represents parties in complex commercial disputes, including securities litigation, fraud claims, RICO claims, fiduciary breaches, and claims giving rise to director and officer liability.  His experience includes representing trustees in large corporate bankruptcies litigating complex commercial matters also focused on securities fraud and director and officer liability, as well as auditor and accountant malpractice.  He represented, along with other attorneys, the trustee of the liquidating trust for a large paper manufacturer against its parent company and its officers, directors, accountants and attorneys for fraudulent transfers of assets related to a spin-off transaction, ultimately resulting in a recovery of over $50 million for the liquidating trust.  Mr. Van Zanen also worked with other attorneys to represent a nationwide class in Conseco Life Ins. Co. Cost of Ins. Litig., MDL No. 1610 AHM (C.D. Cal.), asserting claims against an insurance company and its officers and directors resulting in a settlement of over $400 million.  Mr. Van Zanen, along with other attorneys, represented individuals bringing claims against a large private equity firm's officers and directors for, among other things, breach of a joint venture agreement related to the start-up of a business process outsourcing company.  Mr. Van Zanen has represented investors in numerous direct and derivative claims against officers and directors.  He has also represented banks in multi-million work-out transactions and litigation with debtors.

Mr. Van Zanen is admitted to practice before the Arizona Supreme Court, the U.S District Court for the District of Arizona, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Fourth Court Circuit of Appeals.  He received his B.S., M.P.A. and J.D. degrees from Arizona State University.

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