Zoe Staum is a litigator representing clients in complex commercial matters in federal and state courts with a focus on antitrust disputes. She has experience in a wide range of industries, including biopharmaceuticals, construction, airlines, insurance, and financial services.
Zoe is currently defending a client from a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into alleged anticompetitive conduct. She also supported a client in response to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into financial reporting, where her responsibilities included interviewing employees.
In addition to investigations, Zoe has experience in international and national arbitrations. She has worked with expert and fact witnesses, including drafting witness statements and preparing for expert depositions. Zoe has also served on both the plaintiff's and defendant's side in breach of contract actions.
Zoe maintains an active pro bono practice in immigration and family law and takes great satisfaction in assisting children and their families through partnerships with Kids in Need of Defense and Her Justice. She has served on trial teams for numerous successful asylum claims, including as lead trial counsel. Zoe is currently lead or co-lead counsel in two pro bono appeals.
Prior to attending law school, Zoe was an educator at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2018; James Kent Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Asian Law); Lafayette College (B.A. in Asian Studies and Philosophy 2014)
- New York and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Extern to: Judge Victor Marrero, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Spring 2018) and Judge Margo Brodie, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (Fall 2017)