This event has ended. Create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Wednesday, February 22 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Session # 15: 50 States-Managing Risk in a Patchwork of Laws and Regulations

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

While most consumer product categories are regulated at the Federal level, more and more states (not just California) are passing statutes and enacting regulations that directly impact doing business.  All aspects of the supply chain face the challenges of compliance and the failure to do so.  A panel discussion, comprised of effected constituencies, will address “real-world” scenarios and provide “take-aways” to successfully deal with the risks that arise from the ever increasing landscape of state requirements.

avatar for Daniel Herling

Daniel Herling

Partner, Mintz Levin
Dan Herling's practice is focused on product liability issues relating to consumer products.  Specific to consumer class action lawsuits, Dan 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... Read More →
avatar for Julie Vallese

Julie Vallese

Managing Director, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
| julie Vallese is the Managing Director of Public and Government Affairs for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  As Managing Director, Vallese manages the public affairs, government relations and communications strategies that position JPMA as a leader on significant public policy matters to raise its profile among key audiences and stakeholder groups. Vallese also serves as the Association’s spokesperson and... Read More →

avatar for Mark S. Fellin

Mark S. Fellin

World Wide Regulatory Intelligence Manager, Amazon
Mark S. Fellin serves as the Worldwide Regulatory Intelligence Manager for Amazon Global Trade Services. Mark is responsible for leading the development, promotion, and implementation of regulatory policies for Amazon Direct Imports  Prior to joining Amazon, Fellin served as the Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). During his time with JPMA, Mark worked closely with... Read More →
avatar for Andy R. Hackman

Andy R. Hackman

Serlin Haley LLP
Mr. Andy Hackman works to achieve success for clients at the legislative, executive, and regulatory levels across the country on a diverse set of issues. Mr. Hackman is involved in analyzing the political landscape facing client companies, creating comprehensive 360° strategies, meeting with appropriate legislators and regulators, analyzing trends, and making sure that client objectives are achieved. Mr. Hackman is a registered federal... Read More →
avatar for William Kitzes

William Kitzes

Principal, Consumer Safety Associates
Bill Kitzes is a Board Certified Product Safety Manager and Hazard Control Manager and has been a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society since 1983.  He holds an Executive Certificate in Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Certificate in Risk Communication from the Harvard School of Public Health.  For the past 30 years, he has provided risk assessment and product safety management... Read More →
avatar for Lyn Pesterfield

Lyn Pesterfield

Regulatory Compliance Manager, Prym Consumer USA
Lyn Pesterfield's current responsibilities as Regulatory Compliance Manager are to ensure the safety and compliance of seven brands and 28 product lines made and or distributed by Prym Consumer to retailers in the craft and hobby markets in the Americas and Canada. This includes packaging, regulatory compliance, testing and certifications, and quality and legal issues. | Product lines include sewing and quilting notions, findings and... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Cypress A