The powers, privileges, and social status granted to many of us in the legal profession come with a responsibility to work continually toward justice—to make laws more equitable, to obtain redress for the injured, to hold the powerful to account, to refuse to go along to get along. This simple principle is both what motivates my work and an ethos that I see embodied in Wexler Wallace.
Zoki joined Wexler Wallace in February 2021 to work on complex class‑action litigation in the areas of antitrust, consumer protection, and healthcare. His work at the firm builds on his previous experiences as a plaintiff-side class‑action attorney and as a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Zoki got bitten by the litigation bug while interning with the Missouri State Public Defender during law school. As an intern, he second‑chaired a murder trial and played a key role in obtaining a favorable verdict for his client. Zoki continued pursuing his passion for public‑interest work with internships at the ACLU and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and by representing a habeas petitioner through his law school’s appellate clinic.
After graduation, Zoki worked for three years as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. During his clerkship, he worked with all of the judges of the court, drafting numerous bench memos and orders.
In 2016, Zoki joined the DOJ as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division. In that role, he investigated and prosecuted criminal antitrust violations and related offenses (e.g., wire and mail fraud, obstruction of justice). While at the DOJ, he served as chief of the staff on the trial team in United States v. Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd., a role in which he supervised attorneys and paralegals, conducted witness prep, and drafted numerous pre-trial and trial briefs.
Before joining Wexler Wallace, Zoki worked in private practice as a plaintiff-side class-action attorney. During that time, he developed cases from scratch, oversaw all aspects of discovery, wrote class-certification briefs in multiple cases, and played an instrumental role in the drafting of the first consumer class-action complaint in what became the In re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation MDL. Zoki also had leading roles in a billion‑dollar RICO case involving pharmaceutical pricing and a novel antitrust case concerning bid rigging in the market for search‑engine advertising.