Since joining Goodwin, Mr. Zimmer has been involved in litigation matters in numerous federal courts of appeal and district courts, as well as California and Massachusetts state courts. His recent significant representations include:
- On behalf of a major banking client, co-authored briefs persuading the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and vacate an adverse appellate decision concerning the scope of the Fair Housing Act.
- Co-authored winning briefs in a significant appeal in the Federal Circuit about the scope of “covered business method” review of patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Managing IP named the case one of 2016’s “Milestone Cases.”
- On behalf of four nationwide mortgage lenders, co-authored briefs persuading the Ninth Circuit to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit demanding a multi-billion-dollar recovery.
- Co-authored briefs persuading a California trial judge to grant judgment notwithstanding the verdict on multi-million-dollar tort judgments against mortgage lender.
- Persuading the Ninth Circuit, through briefing and oral argument, to grant a petition for review from the Board of Immigration Appeals in a pro bono matter challenging the BIA’s decision that our client was removable.
Mr. Zimmer previously served on the Board of Directors for La Raza Centro Legal, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco representing immigrants’ rights. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Zimmer served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Judge William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also previously worked as an associate at Keker & Van Nest.