Zachary A. Kitts
Zachary Kitts is a founding partner at K&G Law Group, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of qui tam litigation, business torts, employment law, and other complex civil litigation matters.
In his False Claims Act practice, Zach represents relators — or “whistleblowers” as they are sometimes called — in qui tam litigation under the federal False Claims Act as well as under state false claims statutes. Zach has prosecuted a wide variety of false claims act cases in state and federal courts across the country; in total his cases have returned more than $80 million to the public fisc.
He is widely recognized as a leading expert on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, and was the principal architect behind the comprehensive 2011 amendments to the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, (Va. Code §8.01-216.1). Until January of 2016, Zach held the record for the largest non-healthcare recovery under the Virginia false claims act. As a result of his expertise Mr. Kitts has been asked to testify before state legislatures across the country in favor of state FCA legislation.
On the employment law side of his practice, Zach represents and counsels both employers and employees in a wide variety of employment-related issues, including executive compensation and severance, covenants not to compete and other restraints on trade, business torts, and discriminatory discharge, among many others.
Zach is a regular speaker at legal seminars across the country, and has received numerous accolades from his peers in the legal community. He has been included in both the Washington, D.C. and Virginia editions of Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2011; in 2015 he was named to the 21st edition of Best Lawyers in America.
He received his B.A. from George Mason University in 1998 and his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2001, and is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. In addition, he has appeared pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts across the country.