A member of the firm's Intellectual Property practice group, Zach Howenstine focuses on complex intellectual property matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. His practice encompasses many areas of complex civil litigation including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, antitrust issues, and contract matters involving technologies in the mechanical, electrical, and chemical arts. Zach also defends individuals and companies in civil actions and proceedings instituted by the U.S. government, including False Claims Act litigation and investigatory and enforcement actions involving the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zach has litigated cases in state and federal courts around the country, including federal jury trials, and he has written briefs and argued before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the firm, Zach was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber.