Donald F. “Fritz” Zimmer, Jr. is a partner in King & Spalding’s Tort and Environmental Litigation Group and is Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice is primarily focused on the defense of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and toxic substances. He also represents clients in commercial, intellectual property, and employment litigation, along with disputes involving consumer products and industrial equipment. Mr. Zimmer has served as national, regional and trial counsel for a variety of pharmaceutical and other companies in mass tort litigation. He has been a member of national trial and science teams dating back to the silicone breast implant and fen-phen litigation and more recently in connection with gastrointestinal, antipsychotic, and diabetes medications. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, he was a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath and was previously a founding partner in Preuss Shanagher Zvoleff & Zimmer LLP.
Mr. Zimmer is a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), was named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” for the past four years, and is one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for products liability. He is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to product liability and litigation strategy and served as a Faculty Member for the 2002 IADC Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado.