Zack DeMeola JD Manager, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS)
Zack DeMeola is a manager at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver. Zack focuses on the intersection of technology and law and currently manages projects that explore opportunities to use technology to improve the current legal system. He joined IAALS this year from Baker Hostetler LLP, where he focused on data breach and privacy cases, class action litigation defense, and complex commercial matters. At Beker Hostetler, Zack was one of the editors for the firm’s Class Action Year-End Review, writing on strategic issues regarding identity theft in data breach cases, and also contributed to the Baker Hostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, writing on data security litigation trends. Before working at Baker, he was with the Privacy, and Social Media law groups of Mayer Brown LLP in Los Angeles. In private practice, Zack worked with clients in the e-commerce, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, higher education and public safety communications industries. In 2015, Zack was recognized as one of seven Colorado “up and coming lawyers” by Colorado Law Weekly and has previously spoken at the Medical Center Security & Privacy Conference regarding “Managing Security & Privacy in an Environment of Increased Risk & Threats.” Zack graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2010, and obtained a Master’s Degree in American Studies from William & Mary in 2015. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.