Zach Coseglia is a pioneer in the legal industry and a trusted advisor to clients looking for human-centered, analytically powered and digitally enabled approaches to problem solving and risk management. He is managing principal and head of innovation and co-leader of R&G Insights Lab, an innovative, full-service legal consulting practice and the industry’s first combined analytics and behavioral science offering.
An experienced litigator, investigator, and former compliance executive, Zach brings to his work deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory realities facing his clients – and has carved a unique path in the industry by leaning into his creative and entrepreneurial instincts. He is a thought leader on the use of analytics to support more informed, risk aware decision-making; and is dedicated to helping organizations unlock the full value of their enterprise data.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Zach served as head of global compliance monitoring, analytics and digital at a global biopharmaceutical company. In that capacity, he built an industry-leading global compliance monitoring program and oversaw the development of analytically powered digital solutions that have transformed that organization’s approach to risk management. He also led a digital compliance office that advised business leaders on the risks associated with emerging technologies and operated as an internal innovation hub, designing digital solutions to simplify and automate internal processes. Zach is also responsible for building one of the industry’s first compliance-embedded analytics teams, comprised of engineers, statisticians, data scientists and visualization experts.
Zach previously served as an assistant general counsel and lead China investigator for the same biopharmaceutical company. In this role, he had the opportunity to live and work in Beijing and Shanghai, and emerged as an early leader in the use of data and analytics to drive an effective, efficient and outcomes-driven risk management program.
Over the course of his career, clients have engaged Zach to advise them on critical organizational issues, including strategy and risk-based decision making; risk assessments and proactive reviews; internal investigations; program design; and other compliance, ethics and risk management activities.
Zach builds on these past experiences in his leadership of R&G Insights Lab, which represents a cross-industry advisory capability that combines world-class legal services with specialized expertise in analytics, behavioral science, and strategic consulting.