Samuel J. Zeitlin is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice. Mr. Zeitlin’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters, appellate litigation, and litigation in state and federal courts.
Mr. Zeitlin’s notable intellectual property experience includes serving on the Weil teams representing Pandora Media in music copyright rate-setting proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board, and Alibaba Group in a copyright infringement class action in the Northern District of California. His notable appellate experience includes serving on the teams that successfully defended a summary judgment ruling for Credit Suisse in a $24 billion RICO class action at the Ninth Circuit, and that represent National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation at the First Circuit in litigation arising from the bankruptcy of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Zeitlin maintains an active pro bono practice. He was a member of a Weil team that submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of respondent in Janus v. AFSCME, cited by Justice Kagan in dissent. Together with co-counsel from the Bronx Defenders, he represented a recently-incarcerated client in family court and secured the return of her children from foster care.
Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Zeitlin clerked for the Honorable Alison J. Nathan in the Southern District of New York, as well as the Honorable Harry T. Edwards in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served as an intern in the Office of the Solicitor General, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Zeitlin graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and graduated summa cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the New York University Law Review and the recipient of the Law Review Alumni Association and Benjamin F. Butler awards for his academic achievements. He is the author of Botnet Takedowns and the Fourth Amendment, 90 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 746 (2015).