Zachary L. Wool

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Zachary L. Wool

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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

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

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

HIGHLIGHTED CASES

  • Chinese DrywallU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    $1,100,000,000 Settlement
    Defective Product Litigation
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CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

  • “My company provided extensive expert consulting services in New Orleans and my bills went unpaid for years. I needed help.

    From the time I hired Zachary, it was clear that the insurance company respected if not feared him. They fully capitulated within a month, and I’ve now been paid in full. It was a real pleasure working with Zachary. He listened carefully to my needs, kept me continuously updated, and was extremely fair with his billing. I could not be more satisfied at the outcome.”

    Anonymous Business Client

    Owner

  • “We’ve worked with countless legal firms across our firm’s different businesses and our client’s corporate ventures.  BKC has continually added real value to our business succesfully negotiating a difficult business sale, artfully untangling a messy corporate structure set up incorrectly by a different firm, and streamlining our business contracts.

    Zachary and the team at BKC are the most knowledgeable, dedicated, and downright impressive lawyers we’ve been privileged to work with.”

    Luke Hooper

    President, FACTOR 10

  • “I knew that I was getting excellent representation; however, more important to me was the fact that the lawyers of BKC and their staff me me up-to-date with the various twists and turns that our case followed!

    I have been exposed to many law firms during my 40 years in business and I would put BKC at the top of the list of all the firms that I have seen!

    If I need representation in the south, you will definitely be hearing from me!”

    Kent Jenkins

    Trustee, Kent Jenkins Sales Inc. Pension Trust

ATTORNEY PROFILE

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. lgbt+aaj    

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