Zachary A. Pestine

Associate || Chicago

Zachary Pestine is an experienced litigator who has achieved excellent results for clients, including grants of summary judgment and motions to dismiss with prejudice. Zac’s extensive federal and state court experience includes taking plaintiff and expert depositions, defending key witnesses in depositions, successfully arguing motions to dismiss and responses to motions for class certification, and using positive deposition and dispositive motion results to achieve favorable settlements.

Zac’s defense of employers includes:

  • Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) class actions
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) class actions
  • Title VII
  • Retaliatory discharge
  • Illinois Whistleblower Act
  • Wrongful termination
  • Section 1983, including the First Amendment

Zac earned his J.D. cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he served as an Executive Articles Editor for the school’s Jurisprudence Review. He earned his B.A. with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a proud Badger. Outside of the courtroom, Zac serves as a Co-Chair on the Anti-Defamation League’s Next Gen Committee and is an ADL Midwest Associate Board Member.

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Professional Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association, Decalogue Society