Zach represents people and companies when they become involved in criminal investigations—whether as targets, subjects, or witnesses—and also defends them if the government charges them with criminal offenses. He has worked on a wide variety of matters, including alleged health care fraud, tax evasion, false tax returns, obstruction of justice, political corruption, cybercrimes, drug possession and trafficking, firearms offenses, violent crimes, and immigration offenses. Sample results.
Zach conducts internal investigations for companies concerned about potential misconduct by their employees.
appeals + post-conviction challenges
Zach uses his strong research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as his experience an appellate court law clerk, to his clients’ advantage in criminal and civil appeals in both federal and state courts. Zach has been counsel in winning appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the New Mexico Supreme Court. Zach also has significant experience bringing post-conviction claims (habeas corpus) in federal and state courts. Sample results.
Zach seeks compensation for the victims of police misconduct, fights to protect his clients’ rights to freely exercise their religion and to freely express their ideas, and works to improve jail conditions through class action litigation. Sample results.
Zach handles administrative investigations into suspected misconduct and related administrative proceedings. These matters include professional discipline, debarment actions involving government contractors, and security clearance matters.
guardian ad litem
Courts frequently appoint Zach to serve as guardian ad litem to protect vulnerable people in litigation. This includes representing people in adult guardianship proceedings. It also includes acting as an arm of the court to determine whether proposed personal injury and civil rights settlements entered into on behalf of children are in the children’s best interests.