Friday, June 5, 2015
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Waikiki Beach Marriott, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Zachary M. DiIonno, Esq.
Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Zach DiIonno moved to Hawaii to join Teach for America where he worked as a middle school special educator. He taught at Ilima Intermediate in Ewa Beach on the island of O’ahu. In 2009, DiIonno earned the Master’s in Special Education at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Upon graduation, he was selected as TFA's Political Advocacy and Leadership Initiative Fellow to work on federal education policy at the Center for American Progress, a public policy and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.
In 2013 he earned his law degree and a Native Hawaiian Law Certificate from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. DiIonno externed at the Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice working on education policy and for Hawaiian State Senator Jill Tokuda. While in law school, DiIonno served as president of the student law organization APIL (Advocates for Public Interest Law), where he currently serves on APIL's Community Board. He served as a member of the Native American Moot Court team where he has won national awards in two years of competition.
His civic leadership experience includes co-founding the not-for-profit Parents for Public Schools Hawai'i, to promote parent involvement in policy and legislative initiatives relating to Hawai'i's public school system, and also served as vice chairman and treasurer of the Manoa Neighborhood Board.
Last year, DiIonno completed a clerkship with the Honorable Richard W. Pollack at the Hawai'i Supreme Court. He currently works as an Associate Attorney at the law firm Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, and focuses his practice in commercial litigation, employment and labor law, and public interest work and class actions.