Michele C. Zarychta is an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Zarychta concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, including securities, intellectual property, breach of contract, and antitrust matters.
The following engagements are representative of Ms. Zarychta’s practice. She assisted with:
- In re Discovery Laboratories Securities Litigation, No. 07-2080 (3d Cir.) – obtained affirmance of district court’s 2007 dismissal of federal securities class action complaint against Discovery Labs for allegedly misrepresenting the company’s ability to meet certain requirements for regulatory approval of Surfaxin in the United States and Europe
- In re Eli Lilly and Company Securities Litigation, No. 07-01310 (E.D.N.Y.) – obtained dismissal of federal securities class action complaint that Eli Lilly failed to disclose material safety and marketing information regarding its prescription medicine, Zyprexa
- Borochoff v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC, No. 07-5574 (S.D.N.Y.) – obtaining the affirmance of the dismissal of a federal securities class action complaint alleging that GSK failed to disclose material information relating to the safety profile of its prescription medicine, Avandia
- conducted an internal investigation of a broker-dealer regarding possible insider trading based on confidential information about the departure of a profitable trading desk
- represented a construction company in a misappropriation of trade secrets matter in an international arbitration
- defended a motor vehicle company against claims that its pricing policies violate federal antitrust laws
- defended a company in an arbitration proceeding against claims that it breached an asset and purchase agreement.
She is the co-author (with Pepper partner Matthew Adler) of “The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: The United States Joins the Judgment Enforcement Band,” 27 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 1 (2006) and the co-author (with Pepper partner Ivan Knauer) of “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Recent Regulatory Initiatives Regarding Sales to Seniors,” Securities Regulation Law Journal (Winter 2008).