Zach P. Dostart
Zach received his law degree in 2006 from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, and was a member of both the Honors Appellate Advocacy team and the Moot Court Board. Zach received an M.B.A. in 2007 from the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. In 2003, he received his B.S. in Economics, with a concentration in finance, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Zach has successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant exam and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Series 7 and Series 63 exams. Zach’s Comment, titled “Selective Disclosure: The Abrogation of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine,” appeared at 33 Pepp. L. Rev. 723 (2006).
While in law school, Zach worked at the S.E.C. in Washington D.C., where he served in both the Division of Corporate Finance and in the Division of Enforcement, and as a Judicial Extern to The Honorable Dickran Tevrizian, Senior Trial Judge in the United States District Court, Central District of California. While in law school Zach also worked as a summer associate at Woolf Simmonds in London, England, and as a summer associate at Morgan Stanley in New York City.
Zach began his career as an Associate in the Global Real Estate Group of Lehman Brothers in New York City. Zach left Lehman Brothers in 2008, returned to California, and thereafter served as a prosecutor in the office of the San Diego District Attorney, where he conducted both bench and jury trials.
Zach joined the firm’s litigation team in 2009. Zach’s practice is devoted to representing plaintiffs in class action litigation. Zach is one of the few attorneys in California who has tried a class action to judgment.