Greenberg Traurig to Sponsor and Shareholders David Coulson and James Mattesich to Speak at Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference

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Greenberg Traurig to Sponsor and Shareholders David Coulson and James Mattesich to Speak at Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference.

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will sponsor and shareholders David A. Coulson and James M. Mattesich will speak at the Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference taking place from May 13-15, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Coulson, shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action practice and co-chair of the firm’s Miami Litigation practice, will speak May 13 on “Class Action Landscape and Case Developments.” The session will focus on recent case law developments in the class action arena and address evolving strategic thinking by corporate legal departments when defending against class actions. Coulson is a business litigator and trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and products liability actions in federal and state courts. In addition to prevailing in major cases through dispositive motions, he has tried numerous jury trials to favorable verdicts and has wide-ranging arbitration experience. He is also a skilled problem-solver who searches for cost-effective and creative solutions to help clients achieve results consistent with their business objectives.

Mattesich, shareholder in the Proposition 65 practice, will also speak May 13 on a panel concerning “California Issues – From Politics to Practicalities.” Mattesich’s clients include businesses and trade associations with significant interests in California. His work encompasses advising and representing clients in a wide range of regulatory, administrative, and legislative matters. He counsels clients in the consumer products industries in regulatory compliance issues, and legislative advocacy efforts. His practice encompasses environmental subspecialties, including toxic chemical regulation, air emissions standards, pesticide regulation, compliance, and litigation regarding California's unique "Proposition 65" statute, and regulatory and compliance matters before the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

According to their website, the Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) is the leading national trade association for the cosmetic and personal care products industry and represents the most innovative names in beauty. The Personal Care Products Council serves as the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative, and international issues for more than 600 member companies. . The organization is a trusted source of information for and about the industry and a vocal advocate for consumer safety and continued access to new, innovative products.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Practice
The Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Practice is an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member national Litigation Practice. The team is nationally recognized for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients and deep subject matter knowledge. Recent recognitions include national rankings for 2014 “Products Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers USA Guide; national rankings for 2014 “Practice Liability & Mass Torts Defense” from The Legal 500 United States; and a first-tier national ranking for "Litigation – Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions – Defendants" from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2015 Best Law Firms. In addition, Greenberg Traurig is recognized as a "Product Liability Litigation Standout" in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 published by BTI Consulting Group.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Proposition 65 Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Proposition 65 Practice provides experienced and effective advocacy in all types of Proposition 65 matters, most of which have political as well as legal and financial components. The team has experience working with OEHHA, the attorney general's office, the governor's office and the few consultants who interpret the science used in both the listing process and enforcement actions. Our attorneys and governmental affairs professionals have been intimately involved with Proposition 65 since the statute was codified in 1986.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit

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