Mandelbaum Barrett PC welcomes Chris Zona as a Partner in our Litigation, Healthcare Litigation, and White Collar and Criminal Defense Practice Groups. His practice will focus on all facets of litigation, defense and dispute resolution, investigations, and crisis management. Chris is a veteran litigator and a seasoned trial attorney and has spent time as an associate general counsel to a Fortune 10 healthcare organization. He has represented clients from all industries in various types of affirmative and defensive litigation. He has also assisted clients as appellate counsel in both state and federal appellate courts.
Before joining the Firm, he was a litigation attorney at two national law firms based in New York City. His practice focused primarily on complex commercial litigation in the U.S. (both federal and state court) and abroad, leading and responding to internal investigations and strategic crisis management. Chris was also an in-house litigation and investigations counsel for one of the largest healthcare companies in the world.
He began his career as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force. While in uniform, Chris served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Area Defense Counsel, and, finally, a Senior Trial Counsel with the elite Special Victims Unit. He served as lead trial counsel in dozens of criminal trials, prosecuting and defending the Air Force’s most serious and complex felony cases. He also represented the Government and individual clients in hundreds of criminal and administrative investigations. He separated from the military as a major-select.