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Joanne L. Zimolzak Joins LeClairRyan


Joanne L. Zimolzak has joined LeClairRyan as a partner of the firm’s government contracts, white collar, insurance, and professional liability defense teams. She is resident in the national law firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Zimolzak’s practice focuses on business litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country, both at the trial and appellate levels. In addition to having broad experience litigating commercial contract issues, she regularly represents insurance companies and financial institutions in coverage and bad faith disputes.

The regulatory component of Zimolzak's practice involves assisting government contractors with challenges to agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act and other authorities as well as obtaining, or preventing, the release of information under federal and state Freedom of Information Act provisions. She has extensive experience in conducting various types of civil fraud litigation, including under RICO and the False Claims Act, and in conducting related internal investigations.

Within the healthcare industry, she has frequently assisted clients in developing proactive compliance strategies to avoid violations of federal and state laws and regulations, and defended their interests in audits and investigations.

Zimolzak is active in pro bono work, and has mentored several Georgetown University law students through the Women of Color Collective program.

A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A.) and the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), Zimolzak is admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland.