Zach joined Susman Godfrey after serving as a law clerk to Judge Andrew Hurwitz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Ronnie Abrams on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He previously litigated at another trial boutique, where his practice focused on products liability claims brought against manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Zach earned his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was awarded the John Fletcher Caskey Prize for best trial advocacy; the Thurman Arnold Prize for best oralist in the moot court competition; and the Potter Stewart Prize for best team brief and presentation in the moot court competition. He also was a member of Yale’s Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and served as a teaching assistant in Torts and Regulation. Zach graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. While at Harvard, he won the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship, and was recognized three times by the organization as an All-American Attorney.
In his pro bono practice, Zach served as trial counsel in a week-long immigration trial for an LGBTQ Honduran client, examining multiple witnesses about the likelihood his client would face persecution, and ultimately prevailing on all claims for withholding of removal. Zach was also previously a paralegal and analyst at a large law firm, where he worked with litigators across a wide array of practice areas.
- Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Honorable Ronnie Abrams, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Yale Law School (J.D.)
- John Fletcher Caskey Prize
- Thurman Arnold Prize
- Potter Stewart Prize
- Harvard University (A.B., magna cum laude, Social Studies)
- National Championship, American Mock Trial Association
- Three-Time Winner of the All-American Attorney Award, American Mock Trial Association
- New York