Zachary M. Vaughan is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Consumer Protection group, where he focuses his practice on consumer class actions concerning financial and credit-reporting practices. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Vaughan was a litigation associate at a large national law firm and an international plaintiffs’ firm.
He has represented corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of matters, including consumer class actions, securities class actions, RMBS litigations, contract disputes, bankruptcy-related litigations, and partnership disputes. In his pro bono practice, Mr. Vaughan has, among other things, assisted refugees seeking asylum in the United States, represented indigent criminal defendants, and represented families seeking relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Mr. Vaughan is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Georgetown Law. During law school, Mr. Vaughan served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and a Student Counsel in the Georgetown Appellate Litigation Clinic. Following law school, Mr. Vaughan served as a law clerk to Judge D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh and to Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Hon. D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Hon. Colleen McMahon, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Member – New York Bar
- Member – District of Columbia Bar
- Admitted – U.S. Supreme Court
- Admitted – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Admitted – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Admitted – Southern District of New York
- Admitted – Eastern District of New York
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2017-22
- Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award: 2015
- Contributing Author, New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, Litigation Practice Portfolio Series No. 801, Bloomberg BNA (2017)
- The Paradox That Wasn’t: Federal Preemption of State-Law Voice Misappropriation Claims, 11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. (2012)
- The Reach of the Writ: Boumediene v. Bush and the Political Question Doctrine, 99 Geo L.J. 869 (2011)