Zachary N. Zaharoff

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Mr. Zaharoff represents media and technology companies in an array of copyright, antitrust, and other commercial litigation. He has experience representing some of the biggest names in the media space in all stages of litigation from motion practice, to discovery, up through trial. His representations include the Radio Music License Committee in rate-setting, antitrust, and other commercial matters; Pandora in long-running copyright disputes; and Live Nation in a rate-setting matter. He has also represented multiple clients in government investigations.

In addition to his commercial practice, Mr. Zaharoff maintains an active pro bono practice. He was the lead attorney on a multi-defendant federal housing discrimination case in the Eastern District of New York. After over a year of litigating the case and leading mediation, discovery, and motion practice, Mr. Zaharoff successfully negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of his clients. He has also represented clients in veterans, immigration, and criminal matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Zaharoff clerked for Judge Philip R. Martinez of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. While attending law school, Mr. Zaharoff served as the senior notes editor for the California Law Review, worked as a judicial extern for Judge Michelle T. Friedland of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and was a student advocate for low-income tenants in the East Bay Community Law Center’s Housing Clinic.

Thought Leadership
  • Author, “Sending an S.O.S. to the World: How Foreign Benchmarks Could Improve Accuracy in Webcaster Rate Proceedings,” Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law (2017)
  • Author, “Defaming the Prince: Why the Media is Entitled to Immunity from a Presidential Defamation Lawsuit,” Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy (2017)
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