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Zachary L. Spear

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Zachary Spear is an attorney in MSK's Labor & Employment practice group. Mr. Spear has extensive experience managing commercial, labor & employment, and pre-lawsuit litigation disputes in state and federal courts. He has represented and advised a large range of companies, including film production houses and television production studios. 

Representative Matters

  • Won summary judgment on all claims for defense in single-plaintiff employment action*
  • Defeated novel CCP 1281.98 motion seeking to cancel arbitration on behalf of employer*
  • Favorably resolved dispute as lead negotiator on behalf of warehouse against former customer*
  • One of two associates on team that secured bench trial verdict of no money owed (client was facing exposure in the high seven-to-eight-figure range)*

*Indicates matters handled prior to joining MSK

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • Secretary and Board Member, Angel Flight West, Inc. 

Other Career Experience

  • Associate, Buchalter
  • Associate, Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman LLP 
  • Judicial Extern, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila 
  • Judicial Intern, Contra Costa County Superior Court

Practice Areas


  • California 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 
  • U.S.D.C., Central District of California 
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of California 
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of California 
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of California 


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law 

B.S., Northwestern University 

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