Zach Briers is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. He represents clients in their most significant technology-related issues, both in high-stakes litigation and industry-shaping transactions. Zach’s clients include Google, Intel, Meta, and Verizon, in addition to tech-focused founders, investors and philanthropists.
Zach has been recognized as one of the country’s leading technology lawyers. In 2022, he was named by Law360 as one of the top 5 technology lawyers under the age of 40. The publication profiled Zach’s work as counsel for Intel in the $9 billion sale of its NAND memory business and as counsel to YouTube in a putative class action alleging that content moderators experienced psychological trauma due to the nature of their work. The same year, Zach was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 40 lawyers in California under the age of 40, in an article that described Zach’s ability to excel in both litigation and transactions.
Zach regularly represents technology companies in litigation concerning intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He takes pride in distilling complicated facts into digestible narratives for judges and juries. Zach is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Group, and he often is lead counsel in patent litigation, successfully representing both alleged infringers and patent owners.
Zach also represents tech companies, founders, venture capitalists, and tax-exempt organizations in deals involving technology and intellectual property. He advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, spin-outs and joint ventures that involve tech assets, and he has extensive expertise negotiating licenses, development and distribution agreements, and sponsored research agreements concerning intellectual property.