Professional Background: Mr. Zimmer began his legal
career as an associate for the firm Cravath, Swaine &
Moore. He then worked as a general attorney for Johnson
& Johnson at its headquarters in New Jersey. He also
served on the board of directors for a number of Johnson
& Johnson subsidiaries. After leaving Congress, he
joined an international law firm and represented New
Jersey’s non-profit nursing homes against reductions in
Medicaid funding. He is now practicing law at the firm
of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Education: Mr. Zimmer graduated from Yale University
with a degree in political science. He then went on to
receive his law degree from Yale Law School.
Experience: Mr. Zimmer served as a member of the
New Jersey state legislature for nine years. He was
chairman of the State Government Committee and a member
of the State Revenue, Finance and Appropriations
Committee. In 1990, Mr. Zimmer was elected to the U.S.
House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 12th
Congressional District, where he served three terms. He
was the author of Meghan’s Law, which requires parents
to be notified when a convicted sex offender moves into