Since joining Goodwin, Mr. Zimmer has been involved in litigation matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, numerous federal courts of appeals and district courts, and California and Massachusetts state courts. His recent significant representations include:
- Successfully representing a pro bono client before the U.S. Supreme Court, including drafting a successful petition for certiorari and merits briefs and arguing the case.
- On behalf of a major banking client, co-authoring briefs persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari and vacate an adverse appellate decision concerning the scope of the Fair Housing Act.
- Co-authoring 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-authoring briefs persuading the Ninth Circuit to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit demanding a multi-billion-dollar recovery.
- Co-authoring briefs persuading a California trial judge to grant judgment notwithstanding the verdict on a multi-million-dollar tort judgment against a mortgage lender, and appellate briefs persuading the California Court of Appeal to affirm the trial court’s decision.
- Successfully briefing and arguing cases before the Second and Ninth Circuits on behalf of pro bono clients, convincing the courts to grant petitions for review from decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals finding our clients 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.