Adam Zimmerman is a Professor of Law and Gerald Rosen fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he teaches Tort Law, Administrative Law, Mass Tort Law, and Complex Litigation. Professor Zimmerman was named Best New Law Professor in 2011 and Professor of the Year in 2013 by the Student Bar Association.
Professor Zimmerman’s scholarship explores the way class action attorneys, regulatory agencies and criminal prosecutors provide justice to large groups of people through overlapping systems of tort law, administrative law and criminal law. His recent articles have been accepted for publication in the Columbia Law Review, Chicago Law Review, Duke Law Journal, New York University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, among others. The federal government recently adopted Zimmerman’s recommendations to permit class actions in administrative hearings based on his article, Inside the Agency Class Action, 126 Yale L. J. 1634 (2017).
Professor Zimmerman graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law, where he co-founded the first student chapter of the American Constitutional Society in the country. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District of New York. He then served as counsel to Special Master Kenneth R. Feinberg in the design and administration of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Afterwards, he was associated with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he represented clients in complex commercial litigation and mass tort cases, as well as domestic and international arbitration. As a practitioner, Professor Zimmerman has also worked on global class actions involving the tobacco industry, gun manufacturers, and Agent Orange.