Our lawyers have been the go-to authority on Proposition 65 since its adoption. Under the leadership of Michèle Corash, former general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who authored the principal ballot argument against the Prop 65 initiative in 1986, MoFo’s Prop 65 team established itself as the business community’s preeminent voice in Prop 65 litigation, settlements, listings, and reform efforts. Today, our Prop 65 lawyers carry on this legacy and are routinely recognized for their impressive performance: partners Robert Falk, Peter Hsiao, Michael Steel, and William Tarantino are all hailed by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for their litigation expertise. No defense group is more experienced, and no team is better prepared to deliver quality results.
Our lawyers have won some of the biggest and most significant Prop 65 cases to come before the California courts:
Even with this track record of courtroom success, our lawyers take pride in knowing when and how costly litigation can be avoided. We lead the way in negotiating innovative and cost‑effective Prop 65 settlements and consent judgments and getting the Attorney General’s office and the courts comfortable with them. We negotiated the first major Prop 65 settlement and have since authored and pioneered dozens of creative settlement structures, including opt-in and group settlement programs, future notice and cure provisions, and far-reaching downstream-liability releases that allow our clients to take care of their indemnity obligations and customers at no additional cost.
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