Zach ZhenHe Tan is an associate in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s San Francisco office. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, where he advises clients on a wide range of federal and state court issues. He is involved in complex cases in various subject areas including consumer class actions, challenges to agency administrative action, and technology law.
Mr. Tan earned his Juris Doctor in 2019 from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. At Harvard, he was a Notes Editor for the Harvard Law Review, a recipient of the 2017 Morgan Chu Academic Prize, and a six-time recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Prize. He also served on the boards of Harvard’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and American Constitution Society, and was a coach of the World Trade Organization moot team. Prior to Harvard Law School, Mr. Tan received a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors from the National University of Singapore.
While in law school, Mr. Tan interned at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and worked with a Singaporean public interest law firm on various matters of constitutional significance, including the repeal of a Singapore law criminalizing intimate conduct between same-sex couples. Mr. Tan has also published commentary on statutory interpretation and constitutional law, including Equal Dignity – Heeding Its Call, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 1323 (2019), and Leading Case: Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC¸ 132 Harv. L. Rev. 397 (2019).
Mr. Tan remains committed to pro bono service at Gibson, where he regularly drafts amicus briefs for pro bono clients, including briefs on behalf of immigration law scholars before the U.S. Supreme Court and for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence before various federal courts across the country.
Mr. Tan is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
Harvard University - 2019 Juris Doctor
National University of Singapore - 2016 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)