Ed Zimmerman, Chair and co-founder of Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital at Columbia Business School, has been included in City & State New York’s 2021 Law Power 100, a list of the leading legal professionals in New York politics and government.

The publication notes that Zimmerman co-founded and chairs Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and that he “represents clients in the tech and venture capital worlds – which are thriving in New York – and opines in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal about tech startups and growth.” Best Lawyers in America named Ed as 2017 New York City Venture Capital Lawyer of the YearChambers USA ranked Ed among the 22 best lawyers in Startups & Emerging Companies–USA–Nationwide (the only of those based in New York [2018]). Zimmerman has been an advisor to the President of France on venture capital matters and has co-organized summits at the White House (during President Obama’s tenure) for leaders in venture capital and tech in the LGBTQ community and, separately on the future of work and AI. Zimmerman has also done advocacy and writing regarding issues of race, gender, gun control, criminal justice reform, and in support of the LGBTQ community. 

City & State New York’s Law Power 100 roster is based on who is making an impact in New York’s political and government spheres. The list features prominent public officials, top legal advisors, and powerful prosecutors at the local, state, and federal level. It highlights trailblazing civil rights attorneys, public interest lawyers, advocates for poor and homeless people, and leaders of the #MeToo movement. It includes law school deans, bar association presidents, public defenders, and legally trained advocates and experts shaping key policies in New York, including elected officials in the legal field.

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