Zarah Levin-Fragasso

Zarah Levin-Fragasso

Zarah Levin-Fragasso has been an associate attorney at The Lanier Law Firm since January 2013. Her practice focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device products liability.  Ms. Levin-Fragasso was named a Super Lawyers™ Rising Star in 2017 and 2018 in the New York Metro area for her work in products liability at The Lanier Law Firm.

Ms. Levin-Fragasso proudly fights for clients who have been harmed by corporate negligence and other wrongful conduct. In this capacity, she has worked on various federal and state court mass tort litigations, including but not limited to the following: MDL No. 2187, In Re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2325, In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2326, In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2327, In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2272 In Re: Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2434 In Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2299 In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2244 In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2197 In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2502 In Re: Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2738 In Re: Johnson &  Johnson Talcum Powder Producst Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (Ms. Levin-Fragasso also works on the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder litigation in state court venues, including Missouri and California); and the AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix multicounty litigation (MCL) venued in New Jersey state court.

Ms. Levin-Fragasso began college at sixteen years of age through Bard High School Early College. She completed her undergraduate work at Bard College in 2005, earning her B.A. at twenty years of age. She received her J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2011, where she served as an Associate Editor on the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy and was a two-time Students for Public Interest Law (“SPIL”) stipend recipient. During her law school career, Ms. Levin-Fragasso tried a bench and jury trial on behalf of indigent criminal defendants, therefore arguing cases against seasoned United States Attorneys. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Levin-Fragasso interned with a nonprofit organization that focused on indigent eviction prevention, second-chaired two trials, and taught special education in the South and West Bronx as a 2012 New York City Teaching Fellow.

Ms. Levin-Fragasso is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. A dedicated human rights advocate, Ms. Levin-Fragasso is a member of the American Association for Justice and the New York City Bar Association, where she chairs The Special Committee on Drugs and the Law, which was established in 1986. Through her work at the New York City Bar Association, Ms. Levin-Fragasso stewarded the publication of, and co-authored, a report on human rights and the world drug problem, titled “Charting a Wiser Course: Human Rights and the World Drug Problem,” which was released at a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem in April 2016. She also co-authored a letter to the editor regarding the UNGASS, which was published in The New York Times in April 2016. Furthermore, under her leadership, the Drugs and the Law Committee has presented multiple panels, including an event featuring Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole focused on the future of drug policy under the Trump Administration. Most recently, the Committee published a letter signed by Ms. Levin-Fragasso as Chair of the Drugs and the Law committee and John S. Kiernan, President of the New York City Bar Association. In October 2017, Ms. Levin-Fragasso served as faculty for an ABA Webinar regarding the use of civil commitment laws as a means to address America’s opioid epidemic.

When she is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, exercising, singing, writing, traveling, and rooting for the New York Yankees.