The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently elected Commissioner Robert Adler to serve as vice-chair of the CPSC. Commissioner Adler, a Democrat who has served on the CPSC since 2009, is a surprising choice for the No. 2 spot, elected to the position by a Republican-majority Commission. The choice is even more surprising given that he will assume the acting chair position when current Acting Chair Ann Marie Buerkle steps down at the end of the month. Buerkle had been poised to lead the CPSC as chair, but withdrew her nomination in June. In choosing a vice-chair to succeed her as acting chair, Buerkle crossed the political aisle and gave Adler the majority vote. As a result, the CPSC will be led, at least for the time being, by a Democrat, though the White House is likely to nominate another Republican to fill Buerkle’s seat and return the Commission to a 3-2 Republican majority.
Erin Bosman is chair of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group. Erin is also on the board of directors of Morrison & Foerster LLP and chair of the firm’s Consumer Products and Retail Industry Group. She provides insightful and tailored advice to her clients on a broad range of product issues from mass tort litigation defense to risk assessment and product recalls. More ›
Julie Park protects her clients’ products no matter what kind of product issue they face—whether it is planning for new product development, recalling an existing product, or defending clients against product liability or consumer class actions. Drawing on her deep technical and legal expertise, Julie counsels clients on consumer product safety regulation and pharmaceutical and medical device preemption while also managing complex and multijurisdictional litigation both in state and federal court. More ›
Erin Lupfer is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Diego office. Prior to joining Morrison Foerster, Ms. Lupfer clerked for the Honorable Jeffrey T. Miller in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California in San Diego, CA. More ›