Regulatory Compliance August Webinars

August 12-26 / 2020

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AHFA’s Regulatory Summit, originally scheduled October 7-8, has been revamped to address the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. The reimagined program covers all of the essential topics planned for the October Summit, but in an extended series of 10 webinars beginning in July and extending through December.

The members only webinars are free of charge. All 10 sessions will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesdays.

Wednesday, August 12

Navigating the Challenges of International Product Compliance

Rod Freeman and Claire Temple, Cooley LLP, London

Rod FreemanClaire Temple

The international product regulation landscape is becoming increasingly complex, and the risks for companies looking to sell their products around the world are growing.  As the world emerges from COVID-19 pandemic setbacks, all signs are that these trends will continue to grow.  This session’s experts in international product compliance will help AHFA members understand how the global regulatory environment is changing. They’ll present insights into what is driving the change and discuss strategies international companies can take to stay ahead in the global marketplace.

Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer in the London office of Cooley LLP who works alongside the world’s leading global companies to help them solve product-related issues, protect their brand, defend their products and build more successful businesses.  Claire Temple, also in Cooley’s London office, is a special counsel on the product compliance and liability team. She specializes in advising clients on regulatory risk, compliance issues, crisis management, handling recalls and defending regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Wednesday, August 26

Furniture Recalls: Who Defines ‘Effective’?

Matthew Howsare, Cooley LLP   

Matt Howsare

Regulatory, consumer, media and legal scrutiny of recall effectiveness has rapidly increased over the past few years and shows no signs of relenting. This webinar will explore strategies for conducting recalls in this new era … and will provide tips for avoiding common pitfalls. Matt Howsare is the chair of Cooley LLP’s North American product safety practice and a leading global consumer product safety and compliance lawyer. He counsels manufacturers, retailers, distributors and trade associations on all aspects of a product’s life cycle. From product development, to manufacturing and defect management, and from regulatory compliance to recall strategies, his experience spans the most challenging product-related issues facing companies around the world.



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