Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Contact Information

Main: 415.956.1900

Direct: 415.291.4588

Fax: 415.956.1152


LinkedIn: Zaneta O. Butscher



Columbia University, J.D., 2008
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (English Literature), 2003

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of New York

United States District Court, Northern District of California


Zaneta Butscher is an associate at the firm. She is a member of its Business Litigation Group. She advises and represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters, including those concerning corporate disputes, data breach, franchise law, unfair competition, personal injury claims, environmental claims and Proposition 65 claims. Ms. Butscher has substantial experience in all stages of complex litigation, including handling case intake, managing factual investigations and discovery, and assisting in the final resolution of disputes at trial, in alternative dispute resolution tribunals and by means of settlement.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Butscher was associated with a premier international law firm in New York, where she handled complex commercial litigation and international arbitration matters. While at Columbia Law School, Ms. Butscher served as staff editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Butscher also interned with the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration for North America in New York.

Representative Cases

In Koret v. Taube (San Francisco Superior Court), Ms. Butscher was on the firm’s trial team representing the widow of the founder of a prominent charity in a removal action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and misuse of charitable funds.

In Codey v. 7-Eleven, Inc. (Santa Clara Superior Court), Ms. Butscher defended a personal injury lawsuit against a national convenience store franchisor and negotiated settlement of the dispute.

In Sutter Medical Information Cases (Sacramento Superior Court), Ms. Butscher represented a major health provider in defense of 13 coordinated class actions against a medical foundation and its affiliates for alleged violations of the medical information privacy statute involving 4 million patients and statutory damages of $1,000 per patient. The California District Court of Appeal issued an opinion dismissing the case.