zpierre@reedsmith.com

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Zalika is an associate in Reed Smith's New York office and is a member of the Financial Industry Group. Zalika’s practice centers on Financial Services Litigation, with a particular focus on representing major financial institutions, mortgage lenders, loan servicers and loan trusts in all phases of mortgage lending litigation in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts. Zalika has experience litigating and arguing complex commercial litigation matters concerning lender liability, consumer fraud, and violations of federal and state consumer protection statutes and regulations, including the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Zalika has successfully defended claims against lenders brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other federal and state consumer protection statutes and regulations.

Credentials

  • New York Law School, 2011, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, 2007, B.A.

  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York

  • Board of Directors - 2017 - Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA)
  • Pathfinder - 2017 - Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)