Zachary M. Briers

Zachary M. Briers

Zach is a trusted advisor to founders, disrupters and high net worth individuals.

Zach Briers is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. He represents corporations and individuals in both high-stakes litigation and industry-shaping transactions, with a focus on complex technology and intellectual property issues.

Zach is best known as personal counsel to several of the nation’s most prominent billionaires, many of whom are corporate founders in the technology and fashion industries. He advises ultra-high net-worth individuals on the full panoply of sensitive legal issues they confront, emphasizing discretion, responsiveness, and harnessing the law to facilitate — rather than hinder — technological disruption.

Zach’s track record has resulted in him being recognized as one of the country’s leading technology lawyers. In 2024, he was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California, and in 2022, he was named by Law360 as one of the top 5 technology lawyers nationwide under the age of 40. The publication profiled Zach’s work as counsel for Intel in the $9 billion sale of its NAND memory business. It also described his role as lead counsel to YouTube in a putative class action regarding the psychological trauma allegedly experienced by content moderators. The same year, Zach was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 40 lawyers in California under 40.

Zach regularly represents technology companies in complex litigation concerning intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He takes pride in distilling complicated facts into digestible narratives for judges and juries.

Zach also represents tech companies, founders, venture capitalists, and tax-exempt organizations in transactions involving technology and intellectual property. He advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, spin-outs and joint ventures that involve tech assets, and he has extensive expertise negotiating licenses, development and distribution agreements, and sponsored research agreements concerning intellectual property.