We are pleased to announce that IADC President Amy Sherry Fischer, a shareholder at Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom in Oklahoma City, has been selected as one of this year's recipients of the DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession.
Presented annually by DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, the Mary Massaron Award recognizes DRI members who have demonstrated a high regard for diversity and a commitment to advocating the inclusion and promotion of women as well as fostering women's initiatives and actively promoting positive mentoring relationships with other women in the legal profession.
Ms. Fischer has actively supported and promoted women in the legal profession throughout her career, including serving as a mentor and mentee to other female attorneys. As a former IADC board member and past Membership Committee Chair, she kept diversity at the forefront and constantly looked for opportunities to provide female members leadership roles. Her work also includes many years of involvement with the American Bar Association’s Women in Products Liability Litigation Subcommittee, formerly serving as chair of both the group and its conference, as well as moderating and speaking on numerous panels.
Ms. Fischer focuses her law practice in the areas of products liability, particularly drug and medical products, personal injury, and medical liability. She is actively involved in mass tort litigation, including class actions and toxic torts. She serves as local counsel to a number of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. In addition, Ms. Fischer represents businesses in commercial disputes and employment related matters. She also handles cases for insurance companies, including extra-contractual liability.