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 practiced law in the area of business and securities litigation. She had a broad litigation practice, with particular emphasis on financial services and class action litigation, and she advised 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.
Defended 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.
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 Board Member, A Child's Place
Past Participant, Arts and Science Council Cultural Leadership Training Program
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Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Access to Justice, Law360, 2020
Recipient, "Women in Business Achievement Award", Charlotte Business Journal, 2020
Recipient, "Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award", Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Council for Children's Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2018
Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2017
McGuireWoods Marks Second Anniversary of Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project
October 13, 2020
Pro Bono Celebration 2020: Driver’s License Restoration Clinic in Charlotte
October 12, 2020
McGuireWoods Lawyers Named to Nine Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards for 2020
April 27, 2020