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Zachary C. Zahn


Zachary C. Zahn


Zachary Zahn works in Foley & Lardner LLP’s Litigation Practice and is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization and Energy Litigation Practice Groups. He began at Foley as a summer associate, where he worked on various litigation matters in the Dallas office.

Zachary has leveraged his advocacy skills to represent clients in a wide range of legal matters. His experience at Foley has included representing clients in commercial loan arbitrations and settlement negotiations, among other matters. Zachary’s keen understanding of complex legal issues, coupled with a strategic approach, has resulted in favorable outcomes for clients.

Prior to law school, Zachary worked as a Petroleum Landman for an upstream oil and gas company, where he gained extensive knowledge of the industry and was responsible for assembling a 10,000-acre position in Ward County, Texas. Although his experience is primarily in the Permian Basin, he is knowledgeable in other prominent areas, including the Anadarko, Powder River, and DJ basins. Zachary continues to expand his knowledge into areas such as wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy. His prior experience allows him to provide unique services, offering superior legal representation that is balanced with an understanding of his client’s internal needs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Bankruptcy Section
    • Member, Oil, Gas, and Energy Section
  • Member, American Association of Professional Landmen
    • Registered Professional Landman (RPL)
  • Member, Institute for Energy Law
  • Member, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
  • Member, American Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recipient, Kellyn Zimmer Service & Leadership Award, 2023
  • Recipient, Dean Darby Dickerson Top Legal Writing Award, 2022
  • Recipient, M.L. Penn Best Researched Student Comment Award, 2022

Presentations and Publications

  • Comment, “More Money, More Problems: Questioning the Constitutionality of Texas’s Higher Education Funding and the Permanent University Fund,” Tex Tech L. Rev. 201 (2023)