Edward Zas

Senior Attorney and Director of Training


(212) 417-8748

Edward S. Zas has been with the Appeals Bureau since 1996.  Mr. Zas practices regularly before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where he has briefed and argued more than 80 cases.  Significant victories include United States v. Cadet, 664 F.3d 27 (2d Cir. 2011), United States v. Torres, 604 F.3d 58 (2d Cir. 2010), United States v. Gamez, 577 F.3d 394 (2d Cir. 2009), United States v. Rangolan, 464 F.3d 321 (2d Cir. 2006), United States v. Lewis, 424 F.3d 239 (2d Cir. 2005), United States v. Cordoba-Murgas, 422 F.3d 65 (2d Cir. 2005), and Lyons v. Johnson, 99 F.3d 499 (2d Cir. 1996).  In 2006, he persuaded the Supreme Court of the United States, unanimously, to reverse his client’s conviction on speedy trial grounds in Zedner v. United States, 547 U.S. 489 (2006). 

From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Zas was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City.  He received his law degree from Yale Law School.