Zachary R. Henige

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Washington, District of Columbia

In March 2018, Zachary Henige joined KCNF, where he continues what has been a career of advocating on behalf of employees. Before joining the firm, Zach served as the Deputy Solicitor of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. While there, he represented the FLRA in appellate litigation involving enforcement of the Authority's orders. Most recently in 2017, in FLRA v. Michigan Army National Guard, Zach successfully briefed and argued to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that dual-status military technicians are protected under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, forcing the employer to cease and desist from prohibiting communication between bargaining-unit employees and their union. As an additional example of his work, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of Cuba Broadcasting v. FLRA, Zach secured reinstatement and back pay for over a dozen employees who were unlawfully fired shortly after reporting their employer's fraud, waste, and abuse. At the FLRA, he also advised its various components on legal questions presented by major case decisions and on issues related to other statutes and regulations, such as the Ethics in Government Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Prior to his time with the FLRA, Zach was an attorney in the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Branch at the National Labor Relations Board, where he litigated numerous appellate cases, achieving victories against employers who had committed unfair labor practices. Zach also has served as Assistant General Counsel to two international unions, the Service Employees International Union and Unite Here! In addition to advising the unions on day-to-day legal matters, Zach arbitrated grievances on behalf of employees and handled cases before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • Juris Doctor
  • Cornell University
    • Master in Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Women's Bar Association, District of Columbia