Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP

is pleased to announce that

Mark B. DeSanto


Zachary P. Beatty

have become associated with the Firm

MARK B. DESANTO is an Associate Attorney in the Firm’s Haverford office.  He has extensive experience in securities, consumer protection, and data privacy class actions.  Prior to joining the Firm, he was an attorney in the Radnor office of a law firm where he represented investors in complex class actions against corporate defendants and their executives for violations of federal securities laws, including In re St. Jude Medical, Inc. Securities Litigation, Civ. No. 10-0851 (D. Minn. 2010), as well as data breach, multi-district litigation lawsuits such as In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 14–2522 (D. Minn. 2014).  Mr. DeSanto is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida.  He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2013, where he was also a member of the NSAC Law Review. Mr. DeSanto earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Finance, from the University of Miami in 2009.


ZACHARY P. BEATTY is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Beatty joined the Firm upon graduation from Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude, 2017). His law school career was marked by several academic honors including earning Jurisprudence Awards for receiving the highest grades in his Corporate Finance, Business Enterprises, Constitutional Law II, and Advocacy classes. During law school, Mr. Beatty was elected to the Michigan State Law Review where he served as a managing editor. Mr. Beatty also served as a law clerk for a central Pennsylvania criminal defense firm and for the Honorable Carol K. McGinley of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. After his second year of law school, Mr. Beatty joined the Firm as a law clerk. He received his undergraduate degree in history from York College of Pennsylvania (B.A. magna cum laude, 2013). As an associate at the Firm’s Haverford office, he will continue to focus his practice on complex litigation including securities and consumer class actions.