Diego A. Zambrano’s primary research and teaching interests lie in the areas of civil procedure, transnational litigation, and judicial federalism. His work generally explores the civil litigation landscape: the institutions, practices, and incentives that influence litigant choices and outcomes, including how parties in the legal system strategically shape and respond to procedural rules. Professor Zambrano also has an interest in legal developments related to Venezuela. He currently leads an innovative Stanford Policy Lab on “Rebuilding the Venezuelan Judiciary” and has served as an advisor to opposition political parties in the Venezuelan National Assembly. In 2021, Professor Zambrano received the Barbara Allen Babcock Award for Excellence in Teaching.
After graduating with honors from Harvard Law School in 2013, Professor Zambrano spent three years as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb in New York, focusing on transnational litigation and arbitration. At the firm, Zambrano worked on discovery motions involving bank secrecy statutes and expansive subpoenas, state court cases, and a Supreme Court case on worldwide discovery. Before joining Stanford Law School in 2018, Professor Zambrano was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.