Greenberg Traurig’s James Mattesich and Sara Thompson to Speak at Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders James Mattesich and Sara K. Thompson will speak at the Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference taking place from May 4-6, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.

ATLANTA – May 4, 2016 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders James Mattesich and Sara K. Thompson will speak at the Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference taking place from May 4-6, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mattesich, shareholder in the Proposition 65 and Government Law & Policy practices, will speak on May 4 on a panel concerning “California: Current Issues and Perennial Favorites.” The panel will discuss how California continues to alter the personal care products industries and the challenges companies doing business in California face.

Thompson, shareholder in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, will also speak on May 4 concerning “Legal Update and Defensive Strategies for Consumer Class Actions and the Class Action Fairness Act.” Thompson will discuss significant court decisions and recent developments in consumer class action that attorneys in the personal care products industry need to be aware of.

According to their website, the Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, the Council's more than 600-member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of personal care products marketed in the U.S. and are global leaders committed to product safety, quality, and innovation.

Mattesich’s work encompasses advising and representing clients in a wide range of regulatory, administrative, and legislative matters. His clients include businesses and trade associations with significant interests in California. 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 Air Resources Board (CARB).

Thompson concentrates her practice on products liability litigation, with an emphasis on representing manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and other consumer products, in litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. She handles a wide variety of complex litigation, including consumer fraud class actions and multi district litigation. She also regularly counsels manufacturers regarding such pre-litigation matters as review and drafting of appropriate warning language for product labeling and manuals, Consumer Products Safety Commission compliance, and other product recall and reporting issues. She was named one of Law360’s “Product Liability Rising Stars” for 2012.

Greenberg Traurig will also sponsor the conference.

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. The attorneys and governmental affairs professionals have been intimately involved with Proposition 65 since the statute was codified in 1986.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Sacramento, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of Best Law Firms. The practice also received the most first-tier Government Relations rankings in the U.S.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice

The Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice is nationally recognized for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients and deep subject matter knowledge. Recent recognitions include a national ranking as one of Law360’s “Mightiest Product Liability Practices” for 2016; national rankings for 2015 “Products Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers USA Guide; national rankings for 2015 “Practice Liability & Mass Torts Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” 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.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information http://www.gtlaw.com.

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