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Amy R. Fiterman



Amy Fiterman helps clients defend their products facing class action, mass tort and multidistrict litigation and serves as leader of the firm's nationally ranked product liability and mass torts group. 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 recognized experience and skill in counseling and litigating on behalf of clients in complex e-discovery issues.

Drug & Device Experience

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 undertaking a secondment with a major medical device company to internally manage its involvement in one of the largest MDLs in U.S. history.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


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

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) — Sustaining Member
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Civic Activities

  • Guthrie Theater — Board of Directors 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities — Board of Trustees, 2014-20
  • Washburn Center for Children — Board of Trustees, 2007-13

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Product Liability & Mass Torts Group, 2023-present


  • BTI's Client Service All-Stars, 2019
  • Best Lawyers® — Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2017-24 (Lawyer of the Year, 2022)
  • The Advocates for Human Rights — Volunteer Award, 2023
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Benchmark Litigation — General Commercial, Product Liability, 2020; Future Litigation Star, 2012-14
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, Class Action/Mass Torts, 2007, and 2010-13
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2008
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation — E-Discovery Champion, 2008
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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