Products that are private labeled by retailers, whether sold online or through brick and motor stores, present product compliance and liability challenges that should be evaluated and managed—ideally as part of the product launch plan and not only after a problem arises.


This webinar addressed issues including:

  • understanding consumer product compliance obligations and liability risks associated with private labeling;
  • key factors to consider in evaluating private label opportunities with business clients; and
  • re-evaluating supply agreements and product liability coverage for private labeling.


This webinar was presented by Eric Rubel and Michelle Gillice from Arnold & Porter, and Mary Toro, who recently retired from Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) where she worked for more than 30 years, including as Director, Regulatory Enforcement. Eric was General Counsel of CPSC from 1994 to 1997, and Michelle was an attorney at CPSC from 2002 to 2012. Arnold & Porter's leading CPSC team regularly represents retailers and other companies in product safety matters.


The super-competitive and rapidly changing retail landscape presents a minefield of legal challenges. Arnold & Porter is here to help with a series of webinars devoted to the unique issues facing retailers today. Each month, starting in October, we will present a new webinar addressing a different topic of interest tailored to the needs of in-house counsel at retailers and their clients.

Arnold & Porter has extensive experience in counseling retailers and defending them in litigation, and our presenters are all leaders in their respective areas of law. We look forward to sharing our experience with you.

You are welcome to attend as many of these free webinars as you like. So are your colleagues. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your internal and external team members who might benefit from these sessions.

Dates for the sessions in 2019 are already set, and we will follow up with our 2020 dates.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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