Zach Brecheisen is a corporate lawyer who focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A as well as general corporate and transactional matters. He has experience representing public and private companies and private equity firms engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and related commercial transactions. Zach also counsels clients on a variety of general corporate governance matters, including takeover defense and fiduciary duties. He has advised domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries, including energy, mining, manufacturing, heavy metals, cosmetics, and broadcast technology. Zach has been recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers and has been praised by clients for his ability in "laying out substantial issues and keeping it concise."
Prior to entering law school, Zach was a project engineer with a North Carolina-based engineering consulting firm, where he advised electric utility clients on transmission and distribution system planning and on arc-hazard protection compliance.
Zach is a member of the board of directors of the Penn State Law Alumni Society; serves on the Pittsburgh Office's Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee; and is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association. Zach has been honored numerous times by The Pennsylvania State University for his continuing contributions to the law school and dedication to diversity and inclusion in the legal industry.
- February 7 and 8, 2013
Shale 101: Introduction to Business and Legal Developments in the Appalachian Basin, Jones Day Pittsburgh
- Pennsylvania State University (J.D. cum laude 2012; Woolsack Honor Society; President, Student Bar Association); North Carolina State University (B.S. in Construction Engineering & Management 2007)
- Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Intern, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations (Summer 2011)
"Associate to Watch," Chambers USA (2021)
"Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2017-2021)
2020 Pennsylvania State University Alumni Achievement Award
2019 Diversity Award for Leadership in the Legal Profession (Penn State Law)
2017 Penn State Law Distinguished Alumnus