Law Offices of Zachary M. Lewis, Los Angeles, CA
Attorney, April 2005 – Present
Provide general commercial, toxic tort, employment and family law litigation services for law firms on a contract-basis. Recent projects have included arguing dispositive motions in court, taking and defending depositions, drafting discovery and dispositive motions, and research and drafting of memoranda.
Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco, CA
Associate, September 2002 – April 2005
Performed various projects in litigation department in a wide variety of substantive areas including employment discrimination, intellectual property, toxic torts, unfair competition, and contract and reinsurance disputes. Projects included research and drafting of memoranda; brief drafting; witness deposition prep; taking and defending depositions; drafting trial witness examinations; negotiating with opposing counsel in discovery disputes and settlement discussions; consulting and strategizing with clients; and appearing in court hearings.
Cooley Godward LLP¸ San Francisco, CA
Summer Associate, Summer 2001
Conducted research and drafted memoranda for projects in litigation department.
Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, Summer 2000
Conducted research and drafted memoranda for projects in litigation and corporate departments.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, D.C.
Intern, Summer 1998
Assisted partners and associates in research, file maintenance, document production, management and distribution. Made filings at government agencies.
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Intern, Summer 1996
Researched Administration positions on issues. Communicated with federal agencies and Congress regarding pending legislation and policies. Wrote responses to constituents.
University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2002
Order of the Coif
Michigan Law Review
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Government, June 1999
Admitted to California Bar in November, 2002 (active)
Admitted to the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California