Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Zachary concentrates his practice in the fields of litigation and general corporate counsel for clients ranging in size from individuals to multi-billion dollar hedge funds.
Zachary graduated from Brown University in 2004, where he received the Alfred R. Bennett Award for high achievement in the field of Italian Literature. He then graduated from New York University School of Law in 2007. While in his first year of law school, Zachary received first place in the school’s oral advocacy competition and throughout law school participated on the school’s Mock Trial team.
From 2007-2009, Zachary worked as an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm of over 1,500 lawyers known world-wide for the quality of its litigation practice. During his time at Kirkland, he focused his practice on defending large companies in class action litigation. This work gives him unique insight into how large companies function and defend lawsuits, a useful insight in his current practice. In 2007 and 2008, Kirkland recognized him for his work on several pro bono matters, including representing battered women seeking asylum and prisoners whose constitutional rights had been violated.
Zachary now enjoys a varied practice. He works on litigation matters large and small, from cases involving one individual to those where he works on behalf of 10,000+ people injured by a defective product. He also advises corporations without in-house lawyers on general business matters. In addition to his work for BKC clients, he is also actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association's LGBT Diversity Committee, and he is currently the Chairman and Founder of the American Association for Justice's LGBT Caucus.
Despite a heavy workload, Zachary is very involved in the New Orleans community. He has served as Vice-President of the Einstein Group, Inc., a non-profit organization that runs two K-8 charter schools in New Orleans East and on the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary Arts Center. He also volunteers with the Louisiana State Bar Association's Lawyers in Libraries program, for which provides free legal guidance to the Parish's low-income residents. In addition, he is honored to have been selected President of his condo association by his neighbors twice, a position he currently holds.
|LA||Eligible to practice law||2009||11/02/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star Litigator||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Founder's Award||AAJ LGBT Caucus||2016|
|Rising Start Litigator||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star Litigator||Super Lawyers||2015|
|AAJ Leadership Academy||American Association for Justice||2015|
|Alfred R. Bennett Award||Brown University||N/A|
|Partner||Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Kirkland & Ellis LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice LGBT Caucus||Founder||2014 - Present|
|Louisiana State Bar Association LGBT Diversity Committee||Member||N/A|
|New Orleans Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Einstein Group, Inc.||Vice-President||N/A|
|New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center||Board of Trustees||N/A|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Lawyers in Libraries||Volunteer Attorney||N/A|
|ABA Survey of Class Action Law||Louisiana Editor||2016|
|New York University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Brown University||AB - Applied Baccalaureate||2004|
|Conference on Lumber Liquidators Litigation||Lessons Learned from the Chinese Drywall Litigation||2015|
|CLE Seminar||Duty of an Importer of Chinese Products||2015|
|Annual Convention||Marriage Equality: Past, Present and Future||2014|
|Ware v. Daybrook Fisheries, Inc. and Patrick Dinet||Settlement|
|In re Chinese-Manufactured Products Liability Litigation||Partial Settlement in excess of $1 billion|
|Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation||Settlement|
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