Practicing law is a family tradition for Laura Zanzig-Wong, who joined Keller Rohrback’s nationally-acclaimed Complex Litigation Group in September 2017. Both of Laura’s parents are lawyers.
“I’ve always looked up to my parents, particularly my mom, who has been such a strong female role model both personally and professionally. I’m proud to follow in their footsteps,” Laura said.
Laura, who grew up in Seattle, attended the University of Washington Law School and was the associate editor-in-chief of the Washington Law Review. Although some of her colleagues might prefer the debate or oral aspects of practicing law, for Laura it’s about the writing.
“It’s something I can really dive into,” she said. “I love to learn. I hope that my career will keep me learning.”
Her love of legal writing led her to pursue clerkships for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One.
“I wanted to work somewhere where I could write a lot,” she said. And she did, spending four years writing bench memoranda and working with judges to draft and finalize opinions.
Laura is currently working on ERISA litigation in the pharmaceutical context, challenging the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs like insulin and the EpiPen.
It’s also about the people. The upbeat and compassionate attorney is grateful to be able to use her skills to help others. “It feels good to be able to say I’m going to work to help diabetes patients pay less for drugs that they’re getting overcharged for,” she said.
When she’s not working, Laura enjoys running and walking with her dog, Kale, reading nonfiction, solving crosswords and tasting her husband’s latest culinary creation. She also mentors a middle school student as part of the Seattle Girls’ School program.
Vis International Moot Court Team, Brief Coach
Seattle Girls’ School, Mentor
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
Laura Zanzig-Wong, The “Time of Arrest” Rule: How the Washington State Supreme Court Untethered Its Search Incident to Arrest Jurisprudence from the Exception’s Underlying Rationales, 93 Wash. L. Rev. Online 27 (2018)
Andrew Murphy & Laura Zanzig, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies in Washington State, 91 Wash. L. Rev. Online 217 (2016).
Laura Zanzig, The Perfect Pairing: Protecting U.S. Geographical Indications With a Sino-American Wine Registry, 88 Wash. L. Rev. 723 (2013).
University of Washington
B.A., 2009, cum laude, History
University of Washington School of Law
J.D., 2013. Associate editor-in-chief Washington Law Review