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Zachary M. VanVactor

Zack VanVactor is an attorney in the firm's Louisville and Jeffersonville offices. He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

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)]
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Indiana
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Indiana Bar Association
Community Involvement

Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy (2016)

Leadership Kentucky: ELEVATE Kentucky (2018)

Kentucky Bar Association, Communications & Publications Committee (2012-20)

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

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.

Accolades

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2017-19)

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Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
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Zachary VanVactor selected for Elevate Kentucky Class of 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Leadership Kentucky recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Zachary VanVactor as one of 24 participants for the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2018. Elevate Kentucky is a leadership development program designed for millennials and...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 28, 2018
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC adds five attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of five new attorneys to the firm. Two of the five attorneys are based in the Louisville, Ky., office; one is based in the Lexington, Ky....
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 12, 2014