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Evelyn A. French

Associate

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Evelyn focuses her practice on regulatory and compliance matters involving the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) and other federal and state product safety laws. She helps companies seeking representation on product safety reporting obligations, product safety investigations, recalls, and other regulatory and enforcement matters. Evelyn also engages in trade association representation and has an antitrust practice in which she advises on many aspects of antitrust law, including merger review and private antitrust litigation.

Prior to joining Mintz, Evelyn was a litigation associate at a law firm in Atlanta, where she litigated a variety of disputes in state and federal courts, including disputes related to breach of contract, products liability, and breach of fiduciary duty. She authored numerous dispositive motions as well as pleadings and discovery requests.

Evelyn also clerked for Chief Judge Thomas Thrash of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. As a law clerk, she researched and drafted judicial opinions for cases involving products liability, antitrust, personal injury, and constitutional law. Additionally, she gained significant experience with multidistrict litigation and class actions. In law school, she was editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review.

* Not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. Working under the supervision and guidance of members of the Bar of the District of Columbia. Admitted to practice in the State of Georgia only.

Education

  • University of Georgia (JD)
  • University of Georgia (BA, summa cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi

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On Friday, October 5, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that Costco Wholesale, Corp. (Costco) entered into a settlement agreement with the CPSC to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for its alleged failure to report defective trash cans. The penalty agreement was accepted 4-0 by the Commission. Notably, this is the first multi-million dollar civil penalty in the post-CPSIA era where there was not a Democratic majority at the CPSC, indicating that penalty actions are far from moribund under the current leadership.
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In September 25, 2018 remarks at the 2018 Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim announced the Department of Justice’s plan to modernize and expedite the DOJ merger review process. This article outlines the changes to the merger review process, which the DOJ now plans to complete within six months of the parties’ Hart-Scott-Rodino filings.

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This contributed column, authored by Charles Samuels, Shawn Skolky and Evelyn French, discusses a recent $3.85 million U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission penalty for an alleged failure to timely report defective trash cans. This settlement suggests that large penalty actions are far from moribund even with the CPSC under Republican leadership.