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Tuesday, February 21 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Plenary Session # 4: Reset for Product Safety? Impacts of a New Administration on the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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With a new Administration, there are inevitably implications for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission including new leadership, funding levels and priorities. What will new leadership look like and mean for the CPSC? What do changes in the makeup of the House and Senate mean for product safety efforts? What are the priorities of stakeholder groups? What is the best way to achieve product safety goals in this new era? Participants in this plenary will include experts who represent all segments of the product safety community.


Moderators
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Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues.  Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary... Read More →

Speakers
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Pamela Gilbert

Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP
Pamela Gilbert is a partner in the law firm of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP, based in Washington, DC.  Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca fights for consumers, businesses, workers and governments using the tools of litigation, lobbying and public advocacy. Gilbert heads up the lobbying practice at the firm. Gilbert is the former Executive Director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  She has over 25 years of experience in... Read More →
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Edward Krenik

Partner Policy Resolution Group and Senior Principal for Government Affairs, Bracewell LLP
Ed Krenik is a Partner in the Policy Resolution Group (PRG) and Senior Principal for government affairs at Bracewell law firm in Washington, D.C. With extensive prior service in senior staff positions in both the legislative and executive branches, he is uniquely qualified to guide corporations, industry coalitions, trade associations and nonprofit organizations through the legislative and regulatory aspects of government advocacy... Read More →
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Kathleen McGuigan

Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Kathleen McGuigan handles regulatory and compliance matters and oversees RILA's Compliance Council and Product Safety Committee.  McGuigan joined RILA after 11 years as senior counsel for JCPenney, where she was responsible for providing legal advice on international, trade, product safety, regulatory compliance and contract matters.  McGuigan started her legal career in the U.S. Customs Service Office of Chief Counsel and then went... Read More →
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Jennifer Shecter

Direct, Content Impact & Corporate Outreach, Consumer Reports
Jennifer Shecter is the Director of Content Impact & Corporate Outreach at Consumer Reports. In this capacity, she helps lead outreach and communications with manufacturers, partners, and policymakers, coordinating public service activities, and pursuing strategic initiatives to advance the organization's mission of serving the consumer interest. Specifically, Ms. Shecter is the primary contact with manufacturers and government agencies in... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D- I

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