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Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

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.


Buzzfeed News
March 18, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act. The majority of immigration arrests in the United States are warrantless arrests, Frenzen said. "I don’t know if that is the case with this recent arrest in San Diego, but if CBP really had evidence that she was involved in a transnational human smuggling operation of some kind, that would definitely be a case where CBP would seek to criminally prosecute first and deport second," Frenzen said. "So the fact that CBP has arrested her on the civil law violations suggests that CBP does not have enough evidence to convince a judge to issue a criminal arrest warrant."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.