B.A. – Claremont McKenna College


Zach Mallove is a Capitol Hill veteran with over a decade of experience developing, coordinating, and implementing legislative and political strategy. He joined Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas in 2021 after serving as a Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the third highest ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate. In this role he worked with his leadership counterparts and senior committee staff to build and produce policy solutions and secure key Democratic efforts.

Over the course of his career in the Senate, Zach worked in several different roles for Senator Murray, most recently serving as her transportation/infrastructure and economic policy lead. Additionally, he led her tax policy work during the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and subsequent Conference Chair assignment. He also served as a key liaison between Senator Murray’s personal office and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which Senator Murray chairs. Zach was also responsible for implementing Senator Murray’s priorities on the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) and the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittees.

Zach was instrumental in advancing long-sought legislative wins for Senator Murray across a broad range of policy areas. For example, he led the successful push to reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, an issue Senator Murray worked to resolve for over a decade before a fix was included in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act. He also helped provide relief and flexibility for smaller, multi-modal transit agencies as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan. Zach also worked with the THUD Appropriations Committee to consistently fund the TIGER/BUILD/RAISE grant program – the most popular and oversubscribed federal transportation grant program in the county – at higher levels than ever before.

Zach grew up on Bainbridge Island, WA and attended Claremont McKenna College in California, where he earned a B.A. in Government and Economics.