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Matt Howsare
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, WA 20004-2400
United States
Phone: 001-202-7762053
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.cooley.com
Blog: https://products.cooley.com
Twitter: twitter.com/cooleyllp
Link to Biography: https://www.cooley.com/people/matt-howsare
Educated: Wofford College
Admitted to Bar: District of Columbia, South Carolina
Practice Areas: Product Safety Consultation, Product Recall, Product Liability Defense
Practice Description: Matt is the chair of Cooley’s North American product compliance and product liability practice and a leading global consumer product safety and compliance lawyer who counsels manufacturers, retailers, distributors, trade associations, and consumer product companies on issues within all aspects of a product’s life cycle. Matt previously served as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. From preventative and compliance counseling incorporated before a product launch, to manufacturing and defect management, and recall strategies and governmental compliance adherence, Matt’s experience spans the most challenging product related issues faced by companies around the world. Specifically, Matt helps clients find solutions in response to concerns surrounding regulatory compliance, product safety reporting, recalls, defect investigations, civil penalties, inspections, import seizures, internal compliance programs, litigation resulting from product liability and safety related incidents, and many other issues faced by consumer product companies. Matt advises clients across a wide array of consumer product categories such as personal electronics, appliances, apparel, children’s toys, fitness equipment, office supplies, household furniture, products requiring child resistant packaging, arts & crafts materials, books, recreational and sporting equipment, lighters, heating and cooling equipment, home decorations, promotional products, household cleaners, and numerous other types of consumer products. Matt is actively involved in the U.S. and international product safety community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) since 2016, including election to the Executive Committee and as President of the organization. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the ABA’s Consumer Product Regulation Committee.
Federal Agency Representation: Consumer Product Safety Commission (13 years), Federal Trade Commission (13 years), Health Canada (13 years)
Industries Served: Retailers, manufacturers, importers, private labelers, distributors, trade associations, testing laboratories
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