Zachary Briers is a technology and litigation attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation and consumer class actions. Mr. Briers has a particular interest in consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Briers also counsels technology clients regarding a variety of issues, including compliance with Internet-based regulations, intellectual property matters and privacy concerns.
- Ericsson as patentee in an infringement case in the Northern District of California involving numerous patents declared essential to the LTE cellular communications standard.
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals as patentee in ANDA litigation in the Northern District of California involving patents relating to a proton pump inhibitor.
- Tessera Technologies as patentee in numerous infringement cases in the Northern District of California involving patents relating to semiconductor packaging technology.
- Verizon as defendant in a patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging infringement of five patents pertaining to fiber optic network components.
- Verizon as defendant in a nationwide class action involving third-party billing services, asserting RICO and unfair competition claims.
- Verizon as defendant in a putative class action involving landline telephone late payment charges.
Mr. Briers is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he teaches Internet Law. He is a member of the California Bar Association and the intellectual property section of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Briers obtained his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and named a Florence Allen Scholar. While in law school, Mr. Briers was an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law, and the Competition Chair for the NYU Mock Trial Team. He also externed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division, and the Office of the Appellate Defender, New York.