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Consumer Product Safety Enforcement Trends

Mintz Levin

Sep
12
2013

Date: September 12, 2013

Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Location: Webinar

Topics

  • Consumer Product Safety Enforcement Trends with CPSC Commissioner Bob Adler

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Robert Adler will join Mintz Levin’s Consumer Product Safety Practice to discuss the current trajectory of enforcement trends and proactive steps your company can take to prevent becoming the subject of these types of enforcement actions.

Having just completed a regulatory transformation following the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in 2008, the CPSC has reasserted itself in the enforcement of the nation’s consumer product safety laws – as shown by recent CPSC enforcement actions making headlines.

 

Event Details

Speakers

Charles A. Samuels is an antitrust and regulatory lawyer at Mintz. He assists clients with consumer product safety, product recalls and environmental regulations. and Chuck also serves as general counsel to many trade associations. Chuck represents clients before federal agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Chuck is an antitrust and regulatory lawyer who devotes a significant portion of his practice to assisting clients with consumer product safety and environmental regulations. He serves as general counsel to numerous trade associations. For the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Chuck negotiated and drafted amendments to federal laws, including the Consumer Product Safety Act. Corporations in many industries, local governments, and state agencies are also on his client roster. He represents clients before a wide array of federal agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), state agencies, and international regulatory organizations.

Chuck is engaged in a federal and international regulatory and legislative practice. He has been extensively involved in product safety, product recall issues, environmental, tax, health care, technology, and energy issues, and public finance legislative and regulatory matters for a variety of trade associations, corporations, local governments, and state agencies.

His practice encompasses work before the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Energy, and Treasury, US Trade Representative, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, the IRS, and other federal and state agencies. He also has extensive experience dealing with Canada, the European Commission, and international bodies.

Chuck also engages in trade association representation and antitrust counseling. As general counsel of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Chuck negotiated and drafted the amendments to the Consumer Product Safety Act and the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act, and represents the appliance industry at international bodies dealing with safety, energy, ozone depletion, and global warming.

Before joining Mintz, Chuck practiced regulatory law with a law firm in Chicago and then worked in the Executive Office of the President before entering private practice in Washington.
Matthew R. Howsare is a prominent consumer product safety lawyer at Mintz. He advises manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, trade associations, and test laboratories on compliance, regulatory enforcement, recalls, and other product safety issues.

Robert Adler

Speaker

Vice-Chairman, US Consumer Product Safety Commission