简介

Bridget Ahmann's practice focuses on product liability, mass torts and consumer fraud actions, with a particular emphasis in pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplements litigation. She also has extensive experience in consumer product counseling and litigation. A significant portion of Bridget's practice has been in the defense of mass torts litigation on a nationwide or regional basis, where she has concentrated on case management of mass torts, factual and expert discovery, and legal strategies for summary resolution. Her role often involves issues related to science, such as expert development or motion practice, or legal defenses, such as class action, medical monitoring or preemption. She also serves as national defense counsel for a dietary supplement manufacturer facing consumer fraud class actions in state and federal courts.

Bridget has worked on defense teams in a wide variety of class action, multidistrict and mass tort litigation, including anti-psychotic medication, antidepressants, hormone therapy, diet drugs, silicone gel breast implants, orthopedic implants, latex gloves, vaccines, blood factor concentrates, contaminated food products, asbestos and silica.

As a member of the firm's product liability group nationally ranked by Chambers USA and "Highly Recommended" in Legal Media Group's Life Sciences section, Bridget has represented manufacturers of a wide variety of products, including tires, bicycles, lawn mowers, power tools, home appliances, industrial equipment and products, and agricultural equipment in cases involving serious personal injuries and deaths.

资质

执业资格

North Dakota
Minnesota

出庭资格

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

法务助理

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Paul A. Magnuson, 1985-1987

教育

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (1985)

University of North Dakota
B.A. summa cum laude (1982)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Gym Bunnies and Advertising Hares: Advertising Health, Food, Drinks and Supplements - What You Can, Can't and Must Say
    International Bar Association Conference, Boston, MA, October 2013
  • Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers
    American Conference Institute, December 2008
  • Innovator and Generic Drug Manufacturer Liability
    American Conference Institute Webinar, April 2009
  • The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act—Searching for the Crossroads of Safety and Innovation
    Hamline Law Review Symposium, Hamline University, St. Paul, April 2009
  • Federal Preemption 2007: The Impact of Lohr, Buckman and the FDA Preamble
    Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, May 2007
  • Medical Monitoring: Avoiding Class Certification
    American Conference Institute, New York, April 2002
  • A Test of Our Own Medicine: Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in Medical Device and Drug Product Cases
    Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, November 2002
  • Federal Preemption After Lohr
    Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, September 2000
  • Product Liability Considerations for Biologics and Biosimilars
    Co-author, For the Defense, DRI, September 2015
  • We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto: Product Liability Biologics and Biosimilars
    For the Defense, August 2011
  • Name Brand Exposure for Generic Drug Use: Prescription for Liability
    Hamline Law Review, Volume 32, Number 3, Summer 2009
  • The Use of Settlement Classes in Mass Tort Product Liability
    Hamline Law Review, 1994

领导力和社区

无偿服务

  • Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Children's Law Center

荣誉

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2013
  • Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, 2010 and 2012
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