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Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 338

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




Paul Zimmerman is an attorney and writer who has helped shape the messaging strategies and provided written content and supporting visuals for dozens of corporate clients, including Bolthouse Farms (a leading producer of good-for-you-products that has revolutionized healthy food marketing), Caruso Affiliated (recognized as one of the country’s most innovative and successful developers of retail complexes), Fly On The Wall Entertainment (producers of the highly acclaimed Big Brother reality series), KKR & Co. L.P. (the global investment firm formerly known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts), TGen (the world leader in genomics research and application), and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street). He also writes for a prominent Los Angeles-based law firm, and has crafted speeches for former First Lady Michelle Obama as well as several powerhouse CEO’s.

Zimmerman has worked in partnership with award-winning television producers/storytellers to create a slate of docuseries centered on the world of sports. In addition, he has, for years, enjoyed his position as a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, where he teaches Legal Writing. In a prior life (or so it seems), Zimmerman practiced law, primarily serving a business and entertainment clientele.

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (BA) and University of Southern California (JD), Zimmerman is a devoted husband and the father of identical twin teenage boys. Given the time, he surfs, plays tennis, and rarely passes up a game of Scrabble.
 

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The New Republic
February 20, 2019
Re: Sam Erman

The New Republic published a review of Sam Erman's book entitled "Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire. According to the reviewer, "The book is deeply researched and densely footnoted, but Erman’s writing is also lively and lucid, and he has an eye for catchy stories and compelling characters." The review goes on to suggest that aside from its compelling narrative, the book "has recovered a crucial history of the struggle over democracy, rights, race, and gender in America, a set of conflicts we have not left behind."

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