Overview

Zalika Pierre is a litigator and privacy attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office. Ms. Pierre focuses her litigation practice on defending financial institutions and corporations in all phases of consumer-based litigation in New York and New Jersey, state and federal courts.

Ms. Pierre is well-versed in litigating and arguing complex financial services matters concerning lender liability, consumer fraud, and violations of federal and state consumer protection statutes and regulations. She advises clients regarding the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

In addition, Ms. Pierre has represented a broad variety of corporate defendants in consumer class actions and complex litigation arising from accusations of consumer privacy violations and data misuse. She has substantial experience advising companies on privacy issues and compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Ms. Pierre regularly counsels companies on potential data risks and assists clients with developing internal privacy policies and procedures, public-facing policy notices and terms of use. 

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Pierre focused her practice on defending some of the most prominent insurers and administrators of life, health, disability and annuity policies, in all forms of group and individual policy litigation. She has experience defending insurers in disputes over policy coverage, lapsed policies and death benefit payments. Ms. Pierre also managed a nationwide portfolio of interpleader actions and litigation involving multistate slayer rules.

Credentials

Education
  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Maryland, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Memberships
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Pathfinder