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Amy Zumsteg represents corporate clients in product liability and environmental litigation matters in state and federal courts.  She is licensed to practice in California and New York.

Amy was part of the defense team that obtained a critical victory for a client in its first talc/mesothelioma case in the country to go to verdict in Herford v. AT&T corp., et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC646315.  Following the Herford defense verdict, Amy and her team secured another important victory for the client by winning summary judgment in Gibbons v. Axia Acquisition Corporation, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC644854.  Amy's work has been instrumental in obtaining subsequent defense verdicts, summary judgements, and dismissals for the client as well.  She performs vital functions which require unique expertise, including work on genetics-related defenses and litigation strategy that successfully anticipates and combats antagonistic tactics.  Amy is an effective leader who guides a team through novel issues and adversity toward favorable outcomes.

Amy has extensive experience as National Coordinating Counsel for an equipment manufacturer.  She collaborated with local counsel throughout the country and oversaw strategic decisions in motion practice, fact and expert discovery, and mediations.  In particular, Amy supervised cases in jurisdictions that were known for disproportionate volumes of litigation and large verdicts, including Hawaii and Madison and Cook counties in Illinois.  Her subject matter expertise and knowledge of evolving case law on a national level equip her with a unique ability to assess risks of liability and lay the groundwork for critical defenses.

Amy's diversified litigation profile is complemented by her demonstrated capacity to acquire specialized knowledge on specific subject matters—from design-focused automotive product liability to science-driven talc litigation.  Adept at learning the technical and medical aspects of highly complex cases, she works well with retained experts and company witnesses on causation issues and defenses.

Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She was the Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology.

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Credentials

J.D., UCLA School of Law

B.A., University of California-Los Angeles

California

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Metro New York Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017

Southern California Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020

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Metro New York Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017

Southern California Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020

Matters

Forum non-conveniens motion granted for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Vanklive, December 2020).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Fong, December 2019).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Blinkinsop, April 2019).

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Forum non-conveniens motion granted for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Vanklive, December 2020).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Fong, December 2019).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Blinkinsop, April 2019).

Motion for summary judgment granted for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Gibbons, November 2017).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in its first talc/mesothelioma case to go to verdict (Herford, November 2017). This verdict was ranked No. 1 on CVN’s Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2017 and named one of the Top Verdicts in California in 2017 by the Daily Journal.

Matters

Forum non-conveniens motion granted for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Vanklive, December 2020).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Fong, December 2019).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Blinkinsop, April 2019).

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Matters

Forum non-conveniens motion granted for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Vanklive, December 2020).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Fong, December 2019).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Blinkinsop, April 2019).

Motion for summary judgment granted for Johnson & Johnson in talc/mesothelioma case (Gibbons, November 2017).

Defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in its first talc/mesothelioma case to go to verdict (Herford, November 2017). This verdict was ranked No. 1 on CVN’s Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2017 and named one of the Top Verdicts in California in 2017 by the Daily Journal.

Credentials

J.D., UCLA School of Law

B.A., University of California-Los Angeles

California

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Metro New York Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017

Southern California Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020

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Recognition

Metro New York Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017

Southern California Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2018, 2019, 2020