Morrison & Foerster stands out from the pack when it comes to representing clients in the consumer products industry. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the warning and labeling requirements under ANSI, laws relating to weights and measures, hazardous ingredients, and California’s Proposition 65 ("Prop 65"). Companies rely on our advice when they need guidance on product warranties and recalls, risk assessments and product liability insurance, government enforcement actions, and product liability claims and defenses in various jurisdictions.
We advise our Consumer Products clients with respect to: antitrust issues, dispute resolution and litigation, distribution, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, labor relations and union activities, land use and environmental permitting and compliance, licensing, green marketing and advertising, licensing and distribution, mergers and acquisitions, protection of intellectual property assets, tax planning, and technology transactions.
Clients seek us out because they understand that we've seen it all—we have experience handling large class actions and multiple-suit and defendant cases, as well as defending hundreds of public and private enforcement actions under federal and state consumer and product statutes on behalf of businesses and trade groups. And the broad range of our experience allows us to represent clients of every size and kind, including manufacturers and retailers of apparel and accessories, beverages, appliances and consumer electronics, cosmetics and personal care, food and confectionary, household and office products, sports equipment, textiles, and toys.
We are widely recognized as having the premier consumer products law practice in California, having successfully defended clients in litigation brought under Prop 65, California Business and Professions Code section 17200 et seq., the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and other federal and state consumer and product safety statutes.
Our team of litigators includes the former General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Michèle Corash, who led the campaign to oppose Prop 65. Indeed, our attorneys have been representing the business community's interests in every significant regulatory action concerning the implementation of Prop 65 since its inception, and, on the enforcement side, have obtained more judgments for defendants than any other firm in California.
Our success in representing clients against a multitude of consumer class actions has earned us the recognition by Legal 500 as a "first tier" law firm in the category of "Consumer Products."
And, year after year, our attorneys are recognized by local and national publications, including Chambers, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers in America.
Our Consumer Product clients include Avon Products, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Fujitsu, Kyocera America Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd., Mattel Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Palm Inc., Quixtar Inc., Sears/Kmart, Target Corporation, and Toshiba.