Published on October 1, 2020
SEATTLE (September 7, 2020) – Seattle based law firm Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC announced Zachary A. Cooper joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Finance group.
Zach recently served 2 years as the law clerk for the Honorable Marc Barreca, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington. Zach also worked for the United States Bankruptcy Court as a judicial extern during law school.
Prior to law school, Zach served in the United States Army as an NCO in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Zach’s experience in the military taught him the importance of service, teamwork and attention to detail, which are skills Zach uses to better serve his clients.
“Zach’s experience working for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington enhances and further elevates the capabilities of our group,” said Joe Sakay, Chair of the firm’s Corporate Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Finance group. “He will be a valued addition to the team as we continue to expand our bank and creditor focused practice to help Northwest businesses successfully restructure and resolve financial difficulties in the current pandemic.”
Zach received his J.D. from Seattle University Law School in 2017, and his B.A. from Colgate University in 2009.