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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Public Interest Fellowship Panel
We invite you to learn more about the 2022-2024 Tycko & Zavareei LLP Public Interest Fellowship by attending our Fellowship Alumni Zoom Panel on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET.

Sep 23, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Andrew J. Silver
2012-2013 Fellow
During his Fellowship, Andrew Silver divided his time between working for the firm and working at Human Rights First. At the firm, Andrew gained immediate exposure to the firm’s public interest practice, working on products liability and food mislabeling matters in the firm’s consumer protection practice, in addition to working on False Claims Act whistleblower matters. Andrew worked alongside the firm’s partners and associates on significant substantive litigation projects, including taking depositions, motion practice, and written discovery. Andrew also spent two months at Human Rights First’s DC headquarters. Following his time with the firm, Andrew became an associate with a DC-based Ifrah Law, focusing on gaming industry regulatory and licensing issues. Most recently, he became in-house counsel for online gaming compliance at Churchill Downs. Andrew graduated from Tufts University in 2007 and Boston College Law School in 2012.
Rebecca Azhdam
2017-2019 Fellow
During her fellowship, Rebecca gained substantive experience in multiple practice areas, including consumer protection, employment, False Claims Act, Freedom of Information Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation. For her non-profit placement, Rebecca spent three months at Tzedek D.C., a legal services organization focused primarily on safeguarding the rights of low-income DC residents facing crises related to debt collection and other consumer protection problems. After completing her fellowship, Rebecca entered the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and is now an attorney in DOL’s Division of Civil Rights and Labor Management. Rebecca graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and from Columbia Law School in 2017.
Lauren Kelleher
2016-2017 Fellow
During her fellowship Lauren worked on a wide range of substantive litigation including lawsuits against two St. Louis County cities operating modern day debtors prison schemes, and several class actions against banks charging customers usurious extended overdraft fees. For her non-profit placement, Lauren spent two months at Public Justice—a national public interest law firm—where she worked primarily on the organization’s court secrecy project. Since her fellowship, Lauren has clerked for the Hon. Terrence G. Berg on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District for Michigan, litigated employment discrimination cases for the EEOC, and currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, where her work focuses on the state's affirmative opioids litigation. Lauren graduated from Northwestern University in 2011 and Georgetown University Law Center in 2016.
Jonathan Tycko
Partner @Tycko & Zavareei LLP
In his 25 years of practice, Jonathan Tycko has represented a wide range of clients, including individuals, Fortune 500 companies, privately-held businesses, and non-profit associations, in both trial and appellate courts around the country. Although he continues to handle a variety of cases, his current practice is focused primarily on helping whistleblowers expose fraud and corruption through qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and other similar whistleblower statutes. Mr. Tycko’s whistleblower clients have brought to light hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud in cases involving healthcare, government contracts, customs duties and tariffs, banking, and tax.