Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


James Zimmerman

Title/s: Adjunct Professor

E-mail: JZimmerman@sheppardmullin.com


Professor Zimmerman is chairman emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce China and was elected and served as the organization’s chairman for two terms and vice chairman for two terms. He has been involved with trade-related matters for 20 years and represents US companies in a broad range of industries with respect to a wide variety of matters. In general, his day-to-day work involves helping businesses overcome the complexities of doing business in China. He is recognized as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in the categories of Chinese Law, Dispute Resolution and General Corporate Law per the Asia Law Leading Lawyers Survey. Professor Zimmerman is listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Arbitration and as a Leading Individual in the category of Corporate/M&A for foreign law firms in China in the Asia Pacific Legal 500: The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms. In addition to matters involving the People’s Republic of China, he has significant trade and investment-related experience in a broad range of countries including throughout Asia and the Pacific Region, North, Central and Latin America, the Middle East and the European Union.


BA, University of California, Irvine; MBA, University of California, Irvine; JD, University of San Diego