Overview

Amy Fiterman helps clients defend their products facing class action, mass tort and multidistrict litigation. She has served as trial, national, regional or local counsel in such actions involving a wide variety products, with a focus on the drug and medical device industries. Amy has been lead discovery counsel in numerous nationwide mass tort and/or class action matters and has a recognized expertise in counseling and litigating on behalf of clients in complex e-discovery issues. She is a member of FaegreBD’s product liability group nationally ranked by Chambers USA.

Drug & Device Expertise

In the medical area, Amy has defended manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices from product liability and consumer fraud actions nationwide in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and state court coordinated proceedings. Amy also has the unique perspective of having been seconded to a major medical device company to internally manage its involvement in one of the largest MDLs in U.S. history.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Education

George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1998)

Drake University
B.A. magna cum laude (1995)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Reign of the Consumer
    Keynote Presentation Panel Member, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Annual Litigation & Risk Management Forum, Toronto, October 2017
  • Five Steps to Effective Mass Tort Defense
    Co-author, Minnesota LawyerNorth Carolina Lawyers WeeklySouth Carolina Lawyers Weekly, September 2015
  • E-Discovery in Products Liability Litigation: Preparing for New FRCP Amendments on Proportionality and ESI
    Strafford Publications Webinar, August 19, 2015

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar — Member
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) — Sustaining Member
  • The Sedona Conference® — Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group 1 Member
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel — Member

Civic Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities — Board of Trustees, 2014-present
  • Washburn Center for Children — Board of Trustees, 2007-13

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America — Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2017-19
  • Benchmark Litigation — Future Litigation Star, 2012-14
  • Super Lawyers — Minnesota Rising Stars, Class Action/Mass Torts, 2007, and 2010-13
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2008
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation — E-Discovery Champion, 2008
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