Zack VanVactor is an attorney in the firm's Louisville and Jeffersonville offices. He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group.
The Louisiana Direct-Action Statute Loses Its Teeth: How the Fifth Circuit in Todd v. Streamship Mutual Underwriting Association Opened the Door to Allow Insurers to Enforce Arbitration Agreements Against the Direct-Action Plaintiff
Note, 35 Tul. Mar. L.J. 659 (2011)
Three's a Crowd: The Unhappy Interplay Among the New York Convention, FAA, and McCarran-Ferguson Act
Comment, 36 Tul. Mar. L.J. 313 (2012) [Cited by McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., 768 F.3d 382, 403 (5th Cir. 2014) (en banc) (Haynes, J., concurring)]
Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Communications & Publications Committee (2012-20)
Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, At-Large Representative
Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy (2016)
Leadership Kentucky: ELEVATE Kentucky (2018)
Before joining Stites & Harbison, Zack served for two years as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas B. Russell, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. Prior to his clerkship, Zack served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky. While attending law school at Tulane University, Zack worked as an admissions counselor for a charter high school in New Orleans, assisting high school seniors with all aspects of the college admissions process.
Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2022)
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Litigation - Banking & Finance (2021)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2017-21)