This week, President Trump announced that he intends to nominate Nancy Beck as Chair and Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The five-person CPSC has been short a member since the end of September 2019, when former Acting Chair Ann Marie Buerkle stepped down and then-Vice-Chair Robert Adler assumed the role of Acting Chair. Dr. Beck is currently at the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She spent nearly 10 years at the Office of Management and Budget under the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. Dr. Beck, who holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Health, would be the only scientist among her potential future colleagues, all of whom are lawyers. She would also break the 2-2 political stalemate, tipping the balance of the CPSC to Republicans. Before that can happen, however, the Senate must confirm Dr. Beck’s forthcoming nomination, which may be more challenging in an election year.
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 ›