J.D. 1980, Yale Law School
A.B. 1970, Stanford University
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David Nimmer is of counsel to Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California and he represents clients in the entertainment, publishing, and high-technology fields.
Professor Nimmer gave congressional testimony on behalf of the United States Telephone Association in 1997 and the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, and Parliamentary testimony on behalf of the Combined Newspaper and Magazine Copyright Committee of Australia in Sydney in 1993. In 2000, he was elected to the American Law Institute.
Professor Nimmer was selected a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006-2012 and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years.
Professor Nimmer received an A.B. with distinction and honors in 1977 from Stanford University and his J.D. in 1980 from Yale Law School, where he served as editor of the Yale Law Journal. Professor Nimmer also served as the Chairman on the Committee on Intellectual Properties Litigation for the American Bar Association from 1989-1992. In addition to Miami Law, he has also served as a visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles Law School and Distinguished Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
Since 1985, Professor Nimmer has updated and revised Nimmer on Copyright, the standard reference treatise in the field, first published in 1963 by his late father, Professor Melville B. Nimmer. Routinely cited by domestic foreign courts at all levels in copyright litigation, cases within the United States have relied on Nimmer on Copyright as authority in more than 2,500 judicial opinions.
At Miami Law Professor Nimmer teaches Applied Topics in Advanced Music Copyright Law.