Zachary L. Wool

PARTNER
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1-504-524-3300

Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Zachary concentrates his practice in the fields of litigation and general corporate counsel for clients ranging in size from individuals to multi-billion dollar hedge funds.

Zachary graduated from Brown University in 2004, where he received the Alfred R. Bennett Award for high achievement in the field of Italian Literature. He then graduated from New York University School of Law in 2007. While in his first year of law school, Zachary received first place in the school’s oral advocacy competition and throughout law school participated on the school’s Mock Trial team. From 2007-2009, Zachary worked as an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm of over 1,500 lawyers known world-wide for the quality of its litigation practice. During his time at Kirkland, he focused his practice on defending large companies in class action litigation. This work gives him unique insight into how large companies function and defend lawsuits, a useful insight in his current practice. In 2007 and 2008, Kirkland recognized him for his work on several pro bono matters. Zachary now enjoys a varied practice. He works on litigation matters large and small, from cases involving one individual to those where he works on behalf of 10,000+ people injured by a defective product. He also advises corporations without in-house lawyers on general business matters.  In addition to his work for BKC clients, he is also actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s LGBT Diversity Committee, and he is also the Founder of the American Association for Justice’s LGBT Caucus, which presented him with its first annual Founder’s Award for his efforts to support the LGBT community. For 2016-2017, Zachary will also serve as a trustee of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a national think tank which aims to preserve access to justice for ordinary citizens. Despite a heavy workload, Zachary is very involved in the New Orleans community. He has served as Vice-President of the Einstein Group, Inc., a non-profit organization that runs two K-8 charter schools in New Orleans East and on the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary Arts Center. He also volunteers with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Lawyers in Libraries program, for which provides free legal guidance to the Parish’s low-income residents. In addition, he is honored to have been selected President of his condo association by his neighbors three times, a position he currently holds.

PRACTICE AREAS
Complex Litigation
Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
Arbitration
Corporate Counsel
Business Formation
Business Contracts

EDUCATION
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2007
A.B., Brown University, 2004

AFFILIATIONS
Louisiana Association for Justice
New Orleans Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Federal Bar Association
Pound Civil Justice Institute

RECOGNITION
2016 American Association for Justice LGBT Caucus Founder’s Award Recipient
2015-2018 Rising Star Litigator
2016 Member, Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans

BAR ADMISSIONS
Louisiana, 2010
New York, 2008
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court