Consumer Protection

Our Consumer Product Safety practice offers broad safety and regulatory counseling services for consumer product firms. We assist firms with developing their compliance systems and also with responding to regulatory challenge. Our team is comprised of experienced lawyers who collectively provide our clients with a complete and comprehensive analysis of issues they may face when understanding and dealing with consumer product safety issues and potential product liability exposures in the Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Industry. The members of our Consumer Product Safety staff have direct government agency experience and, as they understand the way these agencies operate and know how to work with them and with the investigators, prosecutors and courts, they are capable to achieve the best possible results for our clients. The list of our clients includes importers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and several trade associations, among others.

A representative list of our activities and capabilities is below:

  • Auditing existing systems to insure they provide adequate risk reduction
  • Counseling firms on compliance with state requirements
  • Resolving disputes under state requirements
  • Commenting for clients in regulatory rulemaking proceedings
  • Representing firms in Customs seizures and imports related proceedings
  • Assisting firms in investigating potential non-compliance or product defects
  • Representing and advising firms in regulatory investigations
  • Assisting firms in national/international product recalls
  • Advising clients on civil and criminal penalty liability matters
  • Assisting firms in seizures and other court or administrative proceedings

Our attorneys provide ongoing counsel and representation in areas critical to consumer such as:

  • Andean Tax and Costums Policies
  • Commercial agreements
  • Compliance with economic sanctions and trade restrictions
  • Consumer warranties
  • Day-to-day corporate
  • Franchising
  • Gift certificates and prepaid cards
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Labor and employment
  • Licensing and distribution
  • Marketing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Payment systems
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product rollout
  • Real estate leasing
  • Sales and distribution
  • Unfair competition and false advertising