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Carlton Fields’ Amy E. Furness Elected Vice President – Sustaining of PLAC

Mass Tort and Product Liability   |   November 12, 2019

Miami, Fla.Carlton Fields Miami Office Co-Managing Shareholder Amy E. Furness was elected vice president – sustaining of PLAC, formerly the Product Liability Advisory Council. Furness steps into the role after completing her term as PLAC secretary/treasurer. 

PLAC is a not-for-profit association of product manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and select regulatory, litigation, and appellate professionals. The group works to shape the common law of product liability and complex regulation, provide guidance on changing regulations, and strategically help corporations manage risk throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Furness is a trial lawyer who has dedicated her career to defending diverse clients, including both domestic and foreign corporations, in complex civil litigation, particularly product liability and commercial litigation. As a member of Carlton Fields’ Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice, she defends product manufacturers in all forms of cases in the pharmaceutical, aviation, chemical, tobacco, and consumer product industries. In addition to her extensive pharmaceutical and medical device litigation defense experience, Furness has defended manufacturers of cigarettes, yacht engines, automobile and aircraft engines, and propane tanks. 

In addition to her leadership roles in PLAC and in Carlton Fields’ Miami office, Furness serves on the board of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and co-chairs the chamber’s Senior Executive Orientation Program. She earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law and her B.S. from Drexel University.

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