Zach Neal is a senior associate in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group. His practice focuses on class action defense, privacy litigation, technology litigation, insurance litigation, and antitrust litigation and government investigations. He has participated in almost all aspects of litigation before both federal and state courts. He has also assisted in several appeals and advised clients on arbitration-related issues.
In his litigation practice, Zach has defended telecommunications companies in cases involving claims ranging from conversion and unjust enrichment to statutory claims alleging various forms of unfair business practices. He has also defended claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And as part of his insurance coverage practice, he has defended insurance companies in a variety of matters, including matters involving toxic tort and environmental contamination.
Zach graduated, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2005, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He received his B.B.A., cum laude, in marketing from the University of Georgia in 2002.
- Defeated class certification in a case alleging conversion by a telecommunications company.
- Obtained the reversal of a trial court decision which held that an insurance policy provided coverage for fear of cancer and emotional distress.
- Successfully represented clients in merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.