Zahra focuses her practice on whistleblower cases (False Claims Act/qui tam), white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Due to her experience and expertise, Zahra has been called upon numerous times to be a legal analyst in high profile cases. For 8 years, Zahra served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. As a federal prosecutor, Zahra gained extensive experience in conducting grand jury investigations, trials, and prosecuting cases involving fraud, public corruption, money laundering, violent crimes, child exploitation, and immigration. Zahra also has briefed and argued cases before the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor, Zahra served as the Deputy Executive Counsel to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, was an associate at Sutherland, and clerked for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I know that if I refer someone to Zahra, they will be in the best possible hands.”
Zahra is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif, with distinction, where she was a Sidney Parks Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal. Zahra received her B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy. She was a Captain in the Air Force serving as an intelligence officer and was the top graduate from intelligence school, with the highest academic average in the course’s history. Zahra received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and other awards.
Zahra is currently serving as lead counsel for numerous qui tam cases filed under seal across the United States.