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 co-chairs MoFo’s Class Actions and Mass Torts Practice Group. Clients value her business strategy, seeking her comprehensive counsel throughout the product life cycle, especially in high-stakes litigation and product recalls. More ›
Julie Y. Park
Julie protects her clients’ products throughout the product life cycle. Drawing on her deep technical and legal experience, she counsels clients on consumer product safety regulation and pharmaceutical and medical device preemption. She manages complex and multijurisdictional litigation both in state and federal court and also guides clients through product recalls. More ›
Erin Lupfer is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Diego office. Erin’s practice focuses on products liability matters and consumer class actions. As part of Erin’s litigation practice, she drafts substantive motions, handles both fact and expert discovery, and prepares expert witnesses for depositions. More ›