Ellen Burach-Zion is senior counsel in the New York office of Manning & Kass. She is experienced in insurance, financial and medical fraud investigations and litigation, claim management, examinations under oath and depositions, and legal and financial compliance in prestigious legal organizations and government institutions. Mrs. Burach-Zion has amassed comprehensive experience in handling complex claims and cases and performing top-flight fraud investigations and analysis, collaborating with motivated and productive teams, and maximizing restitution efforts to achieve substantial funding recoveries.
As a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, Mrs. Burach-Zion prosecuted all types of white-collar crime and arson cases, specializing in medical insurance fraud. One of these cases constituted the underlying facts in the pivotal New York Court of Appeals case of State Farm v. Mallela involving the fraud ring known as the “Avenue U Medical Scam” run by the “Czarina of Fraud” (New York Post, June 26, 2000). Mrs. Burach-Zion went on to represent some of the major insurance companies in New York State, including representing Travelers Insurance Company as in-house counsel, and arbitrating and litigating complex insurance matters including Civil RICO actions and rendering advice regarding coverage, claims policies and Special Investigation Unit practices.
Mrs. Burach-Zion has been called upon by numerous carriers to assist in the litigation against complex insurance fraud rings, and regularly conducts presentations about medical fraud and affirmative litigation issues. She has received recognition for her work in this area, including receiving an award from the New York State Financial Services Bureau for the prosecution of insurance fraud.
Mrs. Burach-Zion graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in political science and received her JD from Buffalo Law School.
- Juris Doctor, Buffalo Law School
- Bachelor of Arts, Binghamton University