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Allan Zaremberg, ’78, was a founding member of the Dean’s Cabinet.

The late Allan Zaremberg, ’78, a distinguished alumnus of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, left a legacy as a leading voice in California’s business community. Zaremberg, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 74, was a stalwart advocate for economic growth and job creation throughout his illustrious career. 

After serving in the United States Air Force, Zaremberg pursued his legal education at McGeorge School of Law, where he honed his skills and laid the foundation for his impactful career. His tenure as president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce spanned over two decades, during which he tirelessly championed policies that shaped the state’s business climate. 

Zaremberg’s leadership was characterized by his unwavering commitment to advocating for policies that provided certainty and stability for job creators, ensuring an environment conducive to investment and growth. His strategic acumen and high standards set a benchmark for excellence in the Capitol community, where he advocated for statewide ballots that would ensure adequate funding for transportation infrastructure. He vigorously opposed anti-business proposals that would have increased the cost of health care, electricity and public works. 

Throughout his career, Zaremberg remained deeply connected to McGeorge, volunteering his time and expertise to support the school’s initiatives. As a founding member of the Dean’s Cabinet, he provided invaluable strategic guidance to further the mission of the law school, and additionally volunteered with the Capital Center for Law & Policy. 

In his passing, Zaremberg left behind a profound legacy of leadership, mentorship, and dedication to the betterment of California’s business landscape. His impact will continue to be felt for generations to come, serving as an inspiration to aspiring legal professionals and leaders in the field of business and public service alike.

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.   

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.