Amy B. Alderfer advises clients on all aspects of litigation, from pretrial matters through trial and appeal. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal.
Her practice encompasses securities, arbitration, and commercial lease litigation, real estate litigation, land use, products liability, false advertising, consumer protection, pharmaceutical and medical device, California Proposition 65 compliance and litigation, cannabis law, and major commercial disputes. Amy is experienced in representing individuals, corporations, and public entities.
Amy has extensive experience with complex litigation, mass actions, multidistrict litigation, and California coordinated proceedings. She routinely handles complex issues, expert witnesses, and regulatory issues.
Amy earned her law degree in 1999 from the University of Southern California Law School. She is the current president of the USC Law School Alumni Association. She is a past president of the Century City Bar Association and is actively involved with the charity Every Mother Counts. Amy joined Cozen O’Connor from another AmLaw 100 firm in 2014.
- Successfully handled complex real estate litigation spanning more than seven years for a significant client involving issues relating to leasing and easements. The matter involved significant interaction with local public agencies, including local planning commission, city council, and assessor.
- Represented various cities in Southern California in a wide variety of matters, including writ of mandate and code enforcement proceedings.
- Successfully litigated numerous cases for medical device manufacturers, including a manufacturer of artificial back discs, a manufacturer of surgical products and a manufacturer of pelvic mesh.
- Vigorously defended a maker of surgical sutures in Los Angeles Superior Court in a case that ultimately resolved through a favorable settlement.
- Handled a case on behalf of an international medical technology and services company that involved complicated issues of medical device representative responsibility and liability.
- Won complete affirmation for a trial court decision in favor of a client in a probate dispute from the California Court of Appeal, Second District.
- Defended a generic pharmaceutical company in a mass tort action concerning the drug metoclopramide. Active participation in joint defense briefing and legal strategy surrounding Mensing and Bartlett issues.
- Currently defending a supplement company in California coordinated proceeding involving allegations of serious bodily injury and death.
- Tried a multi-day commercial bench trial involving product placement issues on behalf of an energy drink manufacturer that resulted in a favorable verdict.
- University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1999
- Loyola Marymount University, B.A., 1996
BAR ADMISSIONS : California
- Century City Bar Association Board Member
- USC Gould Law School Alumni Association Board Member
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