Angie Zimmern Senior Counsel

McGuireWoods senior counsel Angela Zimmern serves as McGuireWoods’ pro bono director, expanding the firm’s commitment to developing and sustaining pro bono programs that have been recognized nationally for innovation and impact.

Angie has been deeply involved in some of the firm’s most successful initiatives during her time as co-coordinator of pro bono efforts for the Charlotte office. The firm has earned numerous pro bono service honors for projects Angie led that benefited child advocacy, domestic violence prevention, consumer matters, veterans’ affairs, tax relief and estate planning. Angie received the 2018 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, a lifetime achievement honor presented by the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, the Council for Children’s Rights and Legal Aid of North Carolina. In 2017, she was named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.

In addition to her leadership roles with the firm, Angie practices law in the area of business and securities litigation. She has a broad litigation practice, with particular emphasis on financial services and class action litigation, and she advises clients on matters involving business and consumer credit disputes. She formerly was in charge of the firm’s legal project management (LPM) program ClientSync and its Compass budget tracking tool. In that role, she trained and assisted attorneys on the use of LPM concepts and the supporting tools developed by McGuireWoods to efficiently and predictably manage matters.

Angie started her legal career practicing securities and business litigation for four years at a large global firm in New York. While earning her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, she was an extern to Judge W. Earl Britt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Experience

Currently defending a national banking client against multiple related class action lawsuits arising out of a mortgage product.

Advised a national banking client on consumer credit disputes.

Negotiated a class action settlement on behalf of a financial advisory firm.

Represented a non-profit organization in a dispute with a former employee related to an international kidnapping.

Defended a national banking client in a multi-district litigation securities action stemming from the collapse of an international manufacturer.

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, Staff Member, North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation, 2003
  • Duke University, BA, 1999

Board Member, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

Board Member, A Child's Place

Board Member and Nominations Committee Member, UNC School of Law Alumni Association

Volunteer and Firm Volunteer Coordinator, Council for Children's Rights

Volunteer, Charlotte Country Day School

Past Participant, Arts and Science Council Cultural Leadership Training Program

  • Presenter, "Legal Project Management 101," LMASE Regional Conference, September 13, 2017
  • Co-speaker, "Getting to the Root: How Advanced Analytics can Uncover Cost Drivers for Legal Matters," ILTACON 2017 Annual Educational Conference, August 16, 2017
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2017
  • Author, "One LPM Size Does Not Fit All: A Nuanced Approach That Begins And Ends With The Client’s Goals Is The Surest Path To Success," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 7, 2016
  • Contributor, "Flat Earth Theory: The Future Of Billing," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, April 21, 2015
  • Author, "Can We Buy Peace on Earth? The Price of Freezing Terrorist Assets in a Post-September 11 World," NC Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 2003
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