Product Responsibility Summit 2016: Update on Regulatory Issues - Emerging Issues that Will Cost Us Money and Time?
Join Dan Herling and Tom Lewandowski for this session on regulator issues. Just when you thought you had a handle on all of your compliance obligations, we've got more on our hands. This session will cover changes to California Proposition 65, updates to green chemistry, reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and much more. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.
Consumer Product Litigation Attorney
Daniel Herling, member attorney at Mintz Levin, is focused on product liability issues relating to consumer products. Specific to consumer class action lawsuits, Herling has successfully defended clients in class actions alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of foods, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements and homeopathic products. These claims have involved probiotics, “natural” ingredients, “clinically-proven” results, lack of efficacy, lack of substantiation and failure to disclose.
He has served as defense counsel in more than 3,000 product liability cases and represented companies in both state (California) and federal courts. He routinely advises clients on regulatory matters as well as the selection of local counsel and lead trial attorneys. His commercial litigation practice has covered a wide spectrum of issues and included representation of several international companies based in Italy, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Australia and Switzerland.
Thomas A. Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS
Toxicologist and chemist
Dr. Lewandowski is a toxicologist and chemist working in Gradient's Seattle, Washington office. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, metals toxicology, and developmental toxicology. He is currently leading Gradient's efforts in the emerging area of green chemistry. He is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he lectures on toxicology and risk assessment. In 2012-2013, he served as chair of the Society of Toxicology's Education Committee, which works to increase science literacy and public knowledge of toxicology. He is an author of numerous book chapters and manuscripts relating to the practice of risk assessment, occupational health and consumer product toxicology. He is a board certified in toxicology in the US as well as Europe.