This article originally appeared in the summer 2014 Harker Quarterly.
Albert “Chip” Zecher ’79 has won this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award. A Lincoln Law School faculty member since 2009 specializing in constitution law, Zecher was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1990, and was also admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for Northern and Southern California.
From 1990 to 1992, Zecher worked as a staff attorney with the San Francisco Superior Court, where he was assigned to civil trial departments. Thereafter, he joined The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies as in-house counsel, where he practiced in the areas of director and officer liability, premises liability, construction defect, property casualty, employment and toxic torts.
Since 2008, Zecher has been working as corporate counsel and the director of regulatory compliance for a Silicon Valley satellite communication manufacturer, where he oversees federal regulatory and corporate governance issues, contracts and litigation. He has also served as a judge pro tem with the San Francisco Superior Court and as a hearing officer with the San Francisco Assessment Appeals Board. Additionally, he serves on Harker’s board of trustees and is chair of the Harker Board of Fellows.