Kevin P. Zimmerman

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Kevin Zimmerman focuses his practice on insurance class action litigation, representing insurance and financial services firms across the property and casualty, life and health sectors. He has represented companies in state-specific and nationwide class actions involving breach of contract claims, the False Claims Act, unclaimed property laws and consumer protection laws. He also has extensive experience handling reinsurance litigations and arbitrations stemming from longtail liability claims. Kevin undertakes a thorough mastery of the case file in order to guide his clients through the litigation process and provides thoughtful, workable solutions for each litigation obstacle or challenge. He is also an advocate for pro bono work and most recently represented a heart transplant patient in a Section 1983 litigation against prison officials for deprivation of necessary medical care.

Kevin has experience drafting dispositive motions, appellate briefs, oppositions to class certification and other key motions and briefs. He has successfully argued dispositive and non-dispositive motions at court hearings, conducted and defended fact and expert witness depositions and presented witnesses at arbitration. Kevin has also managed all aspects of discovery, including overseeing outside e-discovery teams and coordinating preparation of expert witness reports.

Select Experience

  • Represented multiple national life insurance companies in nationwide “cost of insurance” class actions pending in federal courts.
  • Represented property and casualty insurance companies in appeal to the Seventh Circuit concerning an underlying arbitration award.
  • Represented two national life insurance companies, and affiliates, in False Claims Act litigation in New York state court.

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Experience

  • Represented multiple national life insurance companies in nationwide “cost of insurance” class actions pending in federal courts.
  • Represented property and casualty insurance companies in appeal to the Seventh Circuit concerning an underlying arbitration award.
  • Represented two national life insurance companies, and affiliates, in False Claims Act litigation in New York state court.
  • Represented multiple cedents in facultative reinsurance disputes against foreign and domestic reinsurers in federal court, state court and arbitration.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented a former inmate on a pro bono basis in a Section 1983 Deliberate Indifference of Medical Claims against prison officials for deprivation of necessary medical care relating to heart transplant treatment.

Prior Positions

  • Associate in the Chicago office of a leading international law firm (2017 to 2021)
  • The Honorable Julie E. Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit: Judicial Law Clerk (2016 to 2017)
  • The Honorable Mark R. Hornak, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2015 to 2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2015, High Honors; Topic Access and Recruitment Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • Honors B.A., University of Dayton, 2012, summa cum laude

Blog

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Demand Curve Problem for UCL Class Actions
By Brian A. Troyer
June 1, 2022
A recent opinion from a California federal court, Mier v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. et al., No. 8:20-cv-01979-DOC-ADS, slip op. (C.D. Cal. May 9, 2022),touches on an aspect of econometric modeling that class action defense counsel should...
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BakerHostetler Releases Insurance Class Action Update
By Mark A. Johnson
May 19, 2022
The Class Action Defense team released its Insurance Quarterly Report covering the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. Included in the report are updates and analyses about property and casualty class action lawsuits...
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The U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Regarding Whether State Business Registration Requirements Can Create General Personal Jurisdiction
By Ali I. Haque
May 3, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state from requiring a corporation to consent to personal jurisdiction as a condition to doing business in the state...
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Class Action Year In Review 2021
January 15, 2022
BakerHostetler has released its Class Action Year In Review, which presents a brief overview of the landscape for class actions in 2021 and a preview of what to expect for 2022. The report covers class action litigation in several areas...
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Concrete and Particularized Part II: What Spokeo May Mean for Class Actions
May 20, 2016
This blog post is the second in a series of posts that Baker & Hostetler LLP is devoting to the significant decision Robins v. Spokeo, No. 13-1339, 537 U.S. ___ (2016) (Spokeo). Monday’s post focused on Spokeo’s effect on privacy class...
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