Zach joined Peterson Conners as a partner in 2012. He has a litigation and business law practice, representing individuals and businesses in a variety of disputes. This includes the representation of pharmacists, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, accountants, and teachers, as well as numerous other licensed professionals before State administrative boards. He also represents hospitals, health care organizations, compounding pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies in administrative investigations, licensing, compliance, risk management, police and security training and operations and other related business matters. Additionally, he has a vigorous federal and state criminal defense practice, which involves corporate investigations, white-collar defense, health care fraud and tax controversies. Zach also represents his clients on State Attorney General, Ohio Inspector General, Drug Enforcement Administration and other state and federal agency investigations.
Before joining PetersonConners, Zach was legal counsel to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He managed all internal state criminal and administrative investigations and acted as counsel to the Ohio Prescription Drug Task Force. In addition to his service with the Office of the Governor, Zach’s career includes: enforcement attorney for the Ohio Division of Securities where he conducted criminal, administrative and licensing investigations; Chief Counsel to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, where he litigated federal civil rights and employment matters, including workers compensation claims, managed all administrative processes for the various licensees over which the Ohio Department of Public Safety has jurisdiction, and trained law enforcement on constitutional law, search and seizure and legal updates, and; Assistant Chief Deputy of the Ohio Attorney General’s Criminal Division, where he oversaw mortgage and health care fraud task force investigations. Zach’s extensive trial experience also includes his service as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney specializing in gang and narcotics cases, as well as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.