Amy M. Vanni

Partner

1600 Market St.
Suite 3900
Philadelphia, PA 19103
avanni@mccarter.com

Amy Vanni has significant arbitration, mediation and trial experience, primarily serving multinational clients in highly sensitive and complex pharmaceutical, medical device and mass tort litigation in state and federal courts. She has defended major pharmaceutical companies in jury trials in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, where she is also an arbitrator.

As a member of national teams representing life sciences companies in state court proceedings and federal multidistrict litigations, Amy has handled all aspects of litigation, including but not limited to devising and implementing e-discovery protocols and document production strategies; preparing and defending company witnesses at deposition; taking complex depositions of plaintiffs and experts; developing and coordinating trial strategy; and assisting with global settlements.

Amy also defends mechanical product liability and personal injury cases involving claims against manufacturers of automobiles, home appliances, construction equipment and various consumer products.

In her active pro bono practice, Amy has successfully conducted trials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on behalf of clients seeking restraining orders in domestic violence cases and prosecuting claims against animal abusers. Amy is currently serving a second appointed term as a Hearing Officer for the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Education

  • J.D., Widener University Delaware Law School, cum laude, 1999
  • B.A., St. Joseph’s University,

    1996

    The Symposium Journal, Staff (1997 - 1998), Articles Editor (1998 - 1999)

    Clerk, Hon. Stephen J. McEwen, Jr., President Judge Emeritus, Superior Court, Pennsylvania

    Wolcott Fellow, Hon. Chief Justice Norman E. Veasey, Emeritus, Supreme Court, Delaware

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, New Jersey