Zach joined Clare Locke as an Associate in 2020. He focuses his practice on defamation litigation and crisis management. In this capacity, he has represented clients from across the globe in all stages of litigation. Zach also has extensive complex commercial litigation and restructuring experience, including representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Before joining Clare Locke, Zach served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Michael F. Urbanski of the Western District of Virginia. He also spent a number of years as an associate at a major Washington, D.C. law firm.


  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia


University of Michigan Law School, 2016

New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2009


Law Clerk, The Hon. Michael F. Urbanski, Chief Judge, Western District of Virginia, 2019-2020

Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 2016-2019