Pamela Overton: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Pamela Overton

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Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.
Phone602.445.8401

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation Practice Group Manager - Phoenix Office
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 602.445.8401
    Fax: 602.445.8100
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Pamela-Overton
     
    University University of Iowa, B.S., 1981
     
    Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1983 Phi Delta Phi Member, Mortar Board
     
    Admitted1983, Arizona; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
     
    Memberships 

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Founding Member, Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Board of Directors, 1993-Present

    •Member, Executive Board, 2005-2008

    •Member, American Heart Association, 1993-Present

    •Co-Chair, Derby Affair benefitting Homeward Bound, 2009

    •President, Trends Charitable Fund, Board of Directors, 2003-2006

    •Co-Chair, Fresh Start Gala, 1996 and 2005

    •Founding Member, Boys Team Charity, Board of Directors, 2002-2004

    •Chair, All Saints' Episcopal Day School Annual Fund Parent Giving, 1999

    •Vice Chairman, American Heart Association, Heart Ball, 1999

    •Hearing Officer, Arizona State Bar, 1997-1999

    •Chair, All Saints' Episcopal Day School Fundraiser, 1997

    •Chair, Arizona Governor's Conference on Women in Business, Steering Committee, 1994

    •Board Member, Steele Memorial Children's Research Center, Board of Directors

    •Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigatio, Committee on Condemnation

    •Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Ethics Committee

    •Member, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

    •Member, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Steering Committee

    •Member, Brophy Mother's Guild Board

    •Member, Defense Research Institute

    •Member, League of Arizona Cities and Towns

    •Member, Maricopa County Bar

     
    BornIowa City, Iowa, February 9, 1959
     
    Biography

    Pamela Overton has been the chairman of the firm's Phoenix Litigation Practice since the office opened in 1999. She has also been a member of the firm's National Executive Committee since 2002, and was appointed to the National Litigation Steering Committee in 2008. Pam previously served as Vice Chairman of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, having representedFortune500 companies such as Medtronic, Inc., Sanofi-Aventis and ZLB Behring LLC, Lorillard Tobacco Company and Loews Corporation. She currently serves as both National and Regional counsel, and has managed large litigation teams, many of which include lawyers from other national law firms.

    Before joining the firm, she practiced for sixteen years at O'Connor Cavanagh, where she served as a member of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Her practice focuses on class action litigation, complex business torts, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical device defense, and regulatory matters with the SEC, FTC, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG), and others. Her representation of Lorillard Tobacco Company included claims related to counterfeit cigarettes, class action defense, Rico claims and business torts.

    Pam has been instrumental in many key initiatives, such as the Charitable Giving Program, associate training and mentoring, the Hiring Committee, and the Summer Associate Program. Her tireless work ethic, commitment to clients, sharp mediation, arbitration and trial advocacy skills, and her ability to motivate and cultivate a collaborative team environment have brought her the highest accolades from Arizona and national organizations and publications. She received the prestigious honor of being namedArizona Woman Magazine's Arizona Woman of the Yearin 2008, has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Business Women in the State of Arizona for twelve straight years, and has been listed inThe Best Lawyers in Americaevery year since 2008. In thePhoenix Business Journal's Executive Profile on May 14, 2010 it was stated that she's considered by many to be one of the most influential corporate attorneys in the state. Other honors include a listing inSouthwest Super Lawyersfor four consecutive years, recognition inArizona Business Magazineas one of the leading ArizonaWomen in Power, and receiving the Arizona'sGolden Heart of Business award fromToday's Arizona Womanmagazine, acknowledging her extensive contributions to the Arizona business community and to local charities. ThePhoenix Business Journalfeatured her in a profile, which praised her focused values as well as her ability to attain success and excellence in her practice while balancing family and service to her community. Pam was appointed by the Arizona Governor to serve as a hearing officer for the Ethics Committee of the Arizona State Bar from 1997 to 2000. She is ranked AV Preeminent, the highest certification mark offered by Martindale-Hubbell.*

    Areas of Concentration

    •Class action defense

    •Product liability

    •Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation

    •Commercial litigation

    •Condemnation

    •Business torts

    •Breach of contract

    •Eminent domain

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2009-2014

    •Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2014

    •Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona, 2014

    •Recipient, YWCA Tribute to Leadership Award Community Service Corporate Leader Awards, 2013

    •Listed,The Legal 500 United States, Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2012

    •Recipient, Founders Award, Fresh Start Women's Foundation, 2012

    •Listed,Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011

    •Listed,Phoenix Business JournalTop 25 Outstanding Women in Business, 2011

    •Selected, Women Who Care, Phoenix Theatre, 2011

    •Team Member, aLaw360Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011

    •Profiled,Phoenix Business Journal, 2010

    •Recipient, Arizona Woman of the Year,Arizona Womanmagazine, 2008

    •Listed,Arizona Womanmagazine, Top 10 Business Women in the State of Arizona, 1997-2008

    •Finalist,Arizona Womanmagazine, Arizona Woman of the Year, 2006

    •Finalist, Athena Award, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 2004-2005

    •Featured,Arizona Womanmagazine, Women in Power, 2004

    •Featured,Arizona Business Journal of Phoenix, April 2000

    •Recognized,Arizona's 'Who's Who' Women in Business, 1999

    •Recipient,Today's Arizona Woman, Golden Heart of Business Award

    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    •Featured, Greenberg Traurig Lawyer Helps Women ,Connoisseurmagazine, January 2013

    •Speaker, Managing eDiscovery in Litigation: Document Retention Requirements and Responding to Demands to Preserve Documents, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's International Law Committee, Legal Challenges to Chinese Companies Doing Business in the United States, Beijing, China, September 2009

    Associated News & Events

    Press-Releases

    08.19.13 28 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

    09.27.12 25 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

    06.21.12 Greenberg Traurig Continues Excellence With 51 Shareholders Recognized Nationally by The Legal 500

    04.13.12 25 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers

    09.29.11 Twenty- Four Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012

    06.15.11 53 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Featured in 2011 Edition of Legal 500 United States

    10.26.10 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Office Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

    05.05.10 Eighteen Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2010 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers

    09.10.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year

    09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year

     
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    Office Information

    Pamela Overton

    2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
    PhoenixAZ 85016




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