6-Hour Program

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PLI proudly welcomes you, Program Chairs Mike Gentine and Archis Parasharami, and this extraordinary faculty of consumer products legal and economic experts for our first annual Manufacturing and Consumer Products Law Institute.  The confluence of U.S. trade wars with China and other trade partners as well as disruptions to manufacturing supply and distribution chains due to COVID-19 have hit the consumer products market in fundamentally unprecedented ways.  As companies have been forced to adapt and rethink their business models, courts and regulatory bodies have similarly addressed unique disputes and evolving commercial practices in retail, food and beverage, and personal technology sectors.

Join us for this live webcast on April 14, 2021 to gain a competitive understanding of your clients’ needs—and their competitors’ demands—in this ever-changing landscape and how to navigate important regulation in the manufacturing and consumer products industry while earning a full day of CLE and CPE credits. 

What You Will Learn

  • Current issues of importance to the CSPC, NHTSA, and FDA
  • Do’s and don’ts when representing clients before the CSPC including Sect. 15 and 37 reporting
  • Keys areas of negotiation and renegotiation in supply chain agreements
  • Understand the impact of IoT (Internet of Things) on the law
  • Emerging Products—cannabis, wearables, virtual reality: case law and legislation
  • Lessons from recent mass tort and other consumer product class actions
  • Why consumer protection dispute arbitration is gaining in popularity
  • Expectations of the U.S.’s position on the global stage of manufacturing and consumer products

Special Features

  • Learn to successfully manage potential product recalls through a mock recall exercise


Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: Attendees should have some prior exposure to consumer product liability and regulations

Intended Audience: Litigation, regulatory, and corporate transaction professionals of all levels of experience practicing in the fields of manufacturing and consumer products law

Advanced Preparation: None 

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