Date: 29 November 2022
Time: 4:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Modern Product Liability: Adapting to the Changing Risks for Product Manufacturers in the US and Europe

Join experts from Cooley’s International Products Law team as they provide updates and insight from both the US and Europe on the concept of Modern Product Liability. This fresh take on the expanding product regulatory and product liability landscape will help product manufacturers, distributers and retailers understand and navigate this increasingly high stakes area of business risk. The team will look to cover as much ground as possible with a series of engaging presentations on the following topics: 

  • Drivers of change – considering why product liability and compliance risks are changing so rapidly around the world
  • Trending up – looking at recent trends in US product liability and mass tort litigation for consumers
  • Turning tides – the wave of regulatory reforms confronting product manufacturers in Europe
  • Intervention/interrogation/investigation – trends in CPSC enforcement
  • Redefining old concepts – new approaches to safety, compliance, and responsibility
  • Paving the way – a practical toolkit for product manufacturers for managing international risk
Rod Freeman

Rod is an international products lawyer with more than 20 years of experience supporting the world’s leading and most innovative companies. He’s routinely ranked as a leader in major legal directories, where he has been described as ‘the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters’, ‘one of the top product liability and product regulatory experts worldwide’, and ‘without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European space’.

Emma Bichet

Emma Bichet has extensive experience advising in the field of EU products law. She has a strong grasp of EU regulation and works with the world’s leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues. She advises on the full product lifecycle, including EU environmental considerations. Emma has experience in making complaints to the European Commission on behalf of her clients and supporting them in litigation before the EU Courts.

Carol Holley

Carol Holley is an associate in Cooley’s London Litigation department, and is part of the International Product Liability and Product Compliance team. She advises world leading brands on product compliance and regulatory matters, ranging from new product launches, to issues that can arise throughout the life of a product. Carol has a particular interest in policy work, including advising a client in relation to the new Goods Package legislation.

Shawn N. Skolky

Shawn is a trusted regulatory adviser and litigator for multinational companies seeking representation on product safety reporting obligations, recalls, safety investigations and enforcement matters involving the US Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the US Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and other federal and state regulations.

Claire Temple

Claire is a partner in our product compliance and liability team. She specialises in advising clients on regulatory risk, compliance and litigation issues. She helps clients who deal with products and consumers. Claire works with them to help bring both digital and physical products to market, advising on labelling, packaging, regulatory approvals and engaging with regulators and consumers. She also has significant expertise in coordinating and delivering business critical international regulatory and compliance advice and delivering complex multi-jurisdictional projects.

William O'Connor

Bill O’Connor is a trial lawyer with significant experience in business litigation, insurance coverage disputes, high-stakes aviation cases and product liability litigation.

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