Zachary D. Bombatch
(724) 749-3133
Office: Southpointe
J.D. Duquesne University School of Law
M.B.A. Duquesne University
B.S.B.A University of Pittsburgh
Licensure: PA
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Zachary Bombatch focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and general civil litigation. In his practice, he counsels clients on compliance with federal and state employment laws and advocates on their behalf in disputes arising under them. He is also a member of the firm’s Higher Education Team. Zachary regularly relies upon both his business and legal education that focused on employment law, human resources management, and organizational behavior to assist in the development of strategic human resources policies and plans.  In addition to his employment practice, Zachary has been regularly involved in the defense and prosecution of real estate claims and construction claims.  

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Presenter: “Meeting Today’s Challenges in Higher Education Seminar,” hosted by Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio in affiliation with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, October 2018

Panelist: Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Resources Organization Symposium on Workplace Harassment, September 2018

“The Law Does Not Require Complete Civility in the Workplace Notwithstanding the “Me Too” Movement,” Transactions Magazine, Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, June 2018

“Workplace Highs and Lows – Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania and the Husbandry of the ADA & FMLA,” Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, June 2018

Presenter: “Campus Investigations and the “Me Too” Movement” at Meeting Today’s Challenging in Higher Education Summit, hosted by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, May 2018

“HR Academy,” Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, March 2018

“Conducting Effective Investigations,” Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Employment Essentials Seminar, October 2017

“Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Addressing Costly Industry Trends and Past Practices,” Steptoe & Johnson PLLC webinar, September 2017

"Preventing and Addressing Campus Violence," Steptoe & Johnson PLLC webinar, September 2017

“Campus Emergency Management Preparation: Best Practices to Address Campus Emergencies, Cyber Attacks, and Institutional Threats”, Panelist, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Second Annual Higher Ed Seminar, May 2017

“Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, Employers Should Prepare for Accelerated MMA Program Implementation,” Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, 2017 HR Forum, May 2017

University of Pittsburgh Alumni-in-Residence, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 Academic Years

“Highs and Lows in the Workplace: Drug Testing and Medical Marijuana - What Pennsylvania Employers Should Know,” Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Employment Essentials Seminar, October 2016

“Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Update,” Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Employment Essentials Seminar, October 2015

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Leases in Bankruptcy: Rejection Should Occur Only Before Production, 16 Duq. Bus. L.J. 264 (2014)

Key Experience

Drafted and contributed to position statements before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Drafted and contributed to appellate briefs to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Drafted and contributed to post-hearing arbitration briefs arising out of union grievance process

Memberships & Awards

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Washington County Bar Association
Order of Barristers
CALI Award for Future Excellence: Employment Discrimination, Energy Law