Experience

Prop 65 - Bottled Water

Represented major suppliers of bottled water (Crystal Geyser, Nestle Waters) in negotiating favorable settlements of enforcement action by Jim Wheaton and ELF over alleged exposure to lead and naturally-occurring arsenic in bottled water.

Advisory Counsel to AAFA

Selected as Product Advisory Counsel to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and The Hosiery Association regarding Proposition 65 and other product laws.

Prop 65 Consumer Products

Successful defense of manufacturers and distributors of consumer products (including apparel, children's products, vinyl gloves, garden tools, jewelry products, glassware and ceramicware, galvanized pipe fittings, plumbing fixtures, and lighting products) for alleged failure to warn of exposure to cadmium, lead, mercury, phthalates or toluene, among other chemicals.

Prop 65 Food and Beverage

Represented food and beverage suppliers in negotiating favorable settlements of claims for alleged failure to warn of exposure to Proposition 65 chemicals.

Prop 65 Chemical Exposure in Education

Negotiated favorable settlement of claims alleging failure to warn of exposure to diesel exhaust from school buses, exposure to formaldehyde in components of modular classrooms, and exposure to arsenic and chromium in pressure-treated wood.

Prop 65 Diesel Emissions

Obtained dismissal following successful defense of industrial facilities for alleged failure to warn of exposure to diesel emissions.

Prop 65 Formaldehyde

Successful defense of distributors and retailers of paper products in Proposition 65 claims for alleged failure to warn of exposure to formaldehyde.

Prop 65 Masonry and Treated Lumber

Successful defense of manufacturers and distributors of construction supplies in action concerning alleged failure to warn of exposure to crystalline silica, lead, chromium, arsenic and other chemicals in fasteners and in dust from cutting, grinding, sanding and drilling masonry products and pressure-treated lumber.

Prop 65 Natural Gas

Successful defense of refiners and natural gas producers concerning alleged Proposition 65 violations from releases of formaldehyde, benzene, toluene and other chemicals.

Prop 65 Plumbing Fixtures

Represented plumbing fixture manufacturers in negotiating favorable settlements of claims for alleged failure to warn of exposure to lead in brass components.

Firm Highlights

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Nonprofit Basics: Setting up a New Charity for Disaster Relief

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode provides a checklist of considerations when organizing a new charity to provide relief in the aftermath of a disaster, such as...

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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Nonprofit Basics: Amending Nonprofit Corporation Bylaws

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This episode covers legal aspects of amending the bylaws for a nonprofit corporation to change its governance, to update the bylaws for changes...

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News

Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law

Katherine Philippakis submitted commentary for the North Bay Business Journal article, "Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law." Read the full article here .

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Using Multi-Factor Authentication as a Prerequisite to Cyber Liability Coverage

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is more than an annoying popup or text message when logging onto a company’s website or platform. Not only is using MFA a sound security practice and good business, it is frequently...

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Vault Ranks Farella Among the 2023 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For in U.S.

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50 Farella Lawyers in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™; 4 Lawyer of the Year Awards

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How hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn and Cases Following It Have Changed U.S. Law on Scraping

Alex Reese is a speaker at OxyCon's 2022 web scraping conference for the session "How hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn and Cases Following It Have Changed U.S. Law on Scraping." To register for the conference, please click...

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Farella’s Doug Dexter Elected Chair of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section

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Nonprofit Basics: Charitable Support for Individuals Affected by a Disaster

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This Nonprofit Basics episode addresses some common charitable questions that come up in the immediate aftermath of disasters: earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, pandemics, terrorist...

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