Ms. Bodtmann is a Partner in the firm’s Florham Park, New Jersey office and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. She represents both major corporate clients and small businesses in product liability, toxic tort and complex environmental and commercial litigation, including successfully defending talc, asbestos, New Jersey Spill Act, and negligence claims, and overseeing litigation throughout the country as National Coordinating Counsel for clients involved in mass tort multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Ms. Bodtmann appreciates the importance of keeping her clients updated regarding their cases, claim and cost trends, and developments in the litigation overall. She is routinely involved in organizing and preparing presentations regarding litigation trends and defense strategies for clients, insurance carriers, and local counsel. Ms. Bodtmann participates in the investigation and development of each of her clients’ background and witnesses, spearheads the organization of client records and databases, reviews and unifies national discovery, trains local counsel, and is experienced in developing liability and causation defenses.
In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Bodtmann was appointed to the MKCI’s Personnel and Operations Committees and participates in the training of all attorneys new to the firm. She also participates in the management of the asbestos department in MKCI’s Florham Park office, overseeing the defense of cases, ensuring compliance with firm protocols, and assisting in management of the trial calendar.
In 2007, Ms. Bodtmann received her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. While attending Fordham, Ms. Bodtmann was a member of the Fordham Environmental Law Review and served as a Research Assistant to Professor Bruce Green. Ms. Bodtmann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston College, where she was a member of the Pre-law and Honors programs.