Danielle Zimmerman teaches U.S. Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing. Before joining Duke, she served as a fellow in the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.
At Covington, she represented clients in complex litigation matters before state and federal courts, with experience conducting discovery, drafting briefs, and arguing motions. She also counseled clients in highly regulated industries on rule compliance, pre-litigation strategies, and enforcement actions. Zimmerman maintained an active pro bono practice, representing tenants of rent-controlled units before D.C. courts and agencies, and representing a federal habeas petitioner before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Zimmerman clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit after graduating from Michigan Law School in 2008. At Michigan, Zimmerman was a member of the Michigan Law Review and served as an Articles Editor.
Zimmerman is a member of the bars of North Carolina, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.