Amy Zeman represents clients in a wide variety of medical mass injury matters, including individuals harmed by transvaginal mesh, the birth-control medications Yaz and Yasmin, the diabetes drug Actos, and the anti-psychotic medication Risperdal, among others. Ms. Zeman also represents consumers in class action litigation, with experience working closely with class representatives and consumer contacts and participating in all stages of litigation. Ms. Zeman has been named a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2013.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Zeman pursued a career in the financial sector. Ms. Zeman served the members of the Marin County Federal Credit Union for almost seven years, acting as the Accounting and Compliance Manager. Ms. Zeman was a spring 2010 extern for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Amy is of counsel to Girard Gibbs and a partner at Gibbs Law Group.
Yaz & Yasmin Birth Control Litigation– represents women throughout the country who suffered serious side effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control.
Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (transvaginal mesh) – represents women across the country who suffered serious complications after receiving transvaginal mesh implants.
Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation –represents individuals who were diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the oral anti-diabetic drug Actos.
Chase Bank U.S.A., N.A. “Check Loan” Contract Litigation – key member of the litigation team in this multidistrict case alleging that Chase Bank wronged consumers by offering long-term fixed-rate loans, only to later more-than-double the required loan payments. The litigation resulted in a $100 million settlement with Chase eight weeks prior to trial.
Sugarman v. Ducati North America, Inc., – represented Ducati motorcycle owners whose fuel tanks on their motorcycles degraded and deformed due to incompatibility with the motorcycles’ fuel. In January 2012, the Court approved a settlement that provided an extended warranty and repairs, writing, “The Court recognizes that class counsel assumed substantial risks and burdens in this litigation. Representation was professional and competent; in the Court’s opinion, counsel obtained an excellent result for the class.”
Awards and Honors
Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
Publications and Presentations
Presenter, “Claims-processing Issues,” 2016 Duke MDL Conference, October 2016.
Presenter, “Cross Pollination: Diversifying Your Case Garden,” HB Litigation Conferences, Consumer Class Actions, May 2016.
Presenter, “Best Practices in Law Firm Management,” American Association for Justice 2016 Winter Convention, Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit, February 2016.
Presenter, “Effects of MIR 162 on U.S. Corn Farmers,” Mass Tort Med School, HB Litigation Conferences, May 2015.
Presenter, “Lumber Liquidators Litigation,” American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention, July 2015.
Presenter, “Recent Developments in Class Certification in the United States and Canada,” American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention, July 2015.
Co-author, “Tips on Client Contact and Case Management in Mass Torts Part I: Client Intake and Gathering Relevant Information,” American Association for Justice, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Connections Count Newsletter, 2013.
Co-author, “Tips on Client Contact and Case Management in Mass Torts Part II: Organizing and Working with Client Information,” American Association for Justice, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Connections Count Newsletter, 2013.