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John T. Zach

John T. Zach

Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
Partner
New York, NY, USA


John T. Zach is a partner in Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP’s New York City office.   His practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, complex civil litigation, and regulatory compliance.   From 2006 until 2015, Mr. Zach served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he tried 14 federal criminal cases and was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.  During his time there, Mr. Zach prosecuted and tried some of the government’s most significant cases, including the six-month trial of five former employees of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, the investigation and prosecution of the hedge fund S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P., and the trial of two former hedge fund managers on insider trading charges based on the passing of material nonpublic information acquired by a group of analysts working at different investment firms in United States v. Newman.  He was awarded the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for his work on the Madoff case and the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys’ Director’s Award for Superior Performance for his work on the S.A.C. Capital matter.  In addition, Mr. Zach investigated and prosecuted numerous other matters involving securities and commodities fraud, accounting fraud, tax fraud, anti-money laundering, and RICO, including the extradition and prosecution of Christopher Coke, who The Economist called “Jamaica’s most prominent mobster” and whose “gang operated a virtual para-state” and “vigilante justice system” within the country.

From 2001 until 2006, Mr. Zach was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he worked on a variety of securities fraud, antitrust and bankruptcy adversary proceeding matters.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he volunteered with Americorps and taught high school equivalency and job training to troubled teenagers.  He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and a 1997 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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