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Zack S. Anstett

Raleigh | 919.835.4042
Fax | 919.834.4564

Zack Anstett is a litigator. He has represented employers and municipalities before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the federal and state level. He has also defended employers and municipalities against lawsuits related to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other federal and state employment laws.

Zack is a counselor. Because of his experience in the courtroom, he knows how to advise clients on the best practices to stay out of them. He has drafted, reviewed, and negotiated employment agreements for businesses, including nondisclosure and noncompete clauses, and has advised on employment best practices as well.

Zack is a former trial court law clerk for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and a former judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Newby, who is now the chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Zack earned his law degree from Campbell University, where he won a variety of awards, including the Howard Memorial Christian Citizenship Award for exemplifying Christian character through citizenship and leadership. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, where he co-founded a campus chapter of an anti-human trafficking organization, founded an organization to prevent sexual assault, and served as the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity's community service chair.

Zack continues his philanthropic efforts by providing sleeping bags and winter gear to those experiencing homelessness in Wake County each winter. He has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. At Parker Poe, he serves on the firm’s Technology Committee. In his free time, he enjoys learning Farsi, cooking with his Persian grandmother-in-law, and losing in tennis to his 2-year-old daughter.

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Honors & Awards

  • Campbell University's Howard Memorial Christian Citizenship Award
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022
  • Order of Old Kivett


  • InterAct of Wake County, Sustainability Team for Fundraising and Community Engagement, 2020-2022
  • North Carolina Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Volunteer, 2007-2016