Zach Howenstine, a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, focuses on complex commercial litigation. He handles everything from contract and trade secret disputes to intellectual property litigation involving patents, trademarks, and trade dress.
As a former clerk for a federal district court judge, much of Zach’s practice is concentrated on federal litigation matters, where he draws on his experience to provide strategic advice and achieve the best outcomes for clients. Understanding clients’ business considerations, he is committed to effective case management and open avenues of communication to ensure that clients receive representation that meets their business needs.
Zach also lends his knowledge to security clearance matters, particularly with respect to personnel security issues that impact individuals and entities doing business with the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. He is well-versed in navigating the U.S. government’s agency framework for security clearance adjudication in order to confront and resolve potential security concerns efficiently and effectively, both for new applicants and individuals seeking to maintain existing clearances.
Prior to joining the firm, Zach was a law clerk for Senior United States District Judge E. Richard Webber. Before attending law school he provided customer translation services for German Railways and taught English in China.