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Zach McEntyre is a partner and one of the leaders of the firm's Class Actions team. He has steered the defense in scores of consumer class actions in jurisdictions across the country. His clients trust him as lead counsel in some of their most perilous matters because of his strategic focus on immediately identifying the clearest paths to victory, his tactical aptitude for executing on those strategies, and his acute attention to his clients' strategic and business objectives. Zach is also an experienced business litigator who handles an array of commercial disputes. Whether in a courtroom or a C-suite, Zach excels at fashioning litigation strategy based on business imperatives. 

Zach defends businesses in purported class actions that pose significant legal, financial, operational, and reputational risk. He has handled well over a hundred consumer class actions of virtually every type in myriad industries, including financial services, insurance, food and beverage, and automotive and consumer products. He is particularly adept at litigating consumer fraud and other consumer protection claims, often in jurisdictions that pose unique challenges for class action defendants. In particular, Zach has litigated numerous class actions in federal and state courts in California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, and in the Eastern District of Virginia. Zach is also an experienced business disputes lawyer. 

A regular author and speaker on class actions and other topics, Zach has been selected as a Law 360 Rising Star and one of the Daily Report's Legal Rising Stars to Watch.

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Credentials

J.D., Mercer University, cum laude

A.B., University of Georgia, cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Successfully resolved five purported class actions on behalf of affiliates of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company by defeating class certification, convincing a court to decertify a class it certified before King & Spalding was retained, winning summary judgment and obtaining pleading-stage dismissals.

Won numerous purported class actions against Equifax in the last two years, including three motions to dismiss and two summary judgment motions—all before any class was certified.

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Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Successfully resolved five purported class actions on behalf of affiliates of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company by defeating class certification, convincing a court to decertify a class it certified before King & Spalding was retained, winning summary judgment and obtaining pleading-stage dismissals.

Won numerous purported class actions against Equifax in the last two years, including three motions to dismiss and two summary judgment motions—all before any class was certified.

Representing Bass Pro Outdoor World in a purported nationwide class action in federal court in Missouri.

Achieved favorable outcomes in three purported class actions against The Coca-Cola Company through a motion to compel arbitration, a motion for summary judgment and a motion to transfer venue.

Defeated class certification and won two summary judgment motions in unrelated putative class actions against The Home Depot alleging violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Matters

Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Successfully resolved five purported class actions on behalf of affiliates of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company by defeating class certification, convincing a court to decertify a class it certified before King & Spalding was retained, winning summary judgment and obtaining pleading-stage dismissals.

Won numerous purported class actions against Equifax in the last two years, including three motions to dismiss and two summary judgment motions—all before any class was certified.

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Matters

Defeated class certification on behalf of affiliates of The Southern Company in a long-running, high-stakes putative class action in Cook County (Ill.) Chancery Court asserting purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Successfully resolved five purported class actions on behalf of affiliates of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company by defeating class certification, convincing a court to decertify a class it certified before King & Spalding was retained, winning summary judgment and obtaining pleading-stage dismissals.

Won numerous purported class actions against Equifax in the last two years, including three motions to dismiss and two summary judgment motions—all before any class was certified.

Representing Bass Pro Outdoor World in a purported nationwide class action in federal court in Missouri.

Achieved favorable outcomes in three purported class actions against The Coca-Cola Company through a motion to compel arbitration, a motion for summary judgment and a motion to transfer venue.

Defeated class certification and won two summary judgment motions in unrelated putative class actions against The Home Depot alleging violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Credentials

J.D., Mercer University, cum laude

A.B., University of Georgia, cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Rising Stars


Consumer Protection - Law 360

40 Under 40—Legal Rising Stars to Watch


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Recognition

Rising Stars


Consumer Protection - Law 360

40 Under 40—Legal Rising Stars to Watch


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