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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

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)

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

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Litigation - Banking & Finance (2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2017-20)

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