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Eric Rubel

Arnold & Porter


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

San Francisco-based Trenton Norris heads the consumer products and services practice at Arnold & Porter, whereas Anand Agneshwar and Pamela Yates jointly lead the product liability litigation team in New York and Los Angeles, respectively. A key feature of the practice is the defense of manufacturers, importers and retailers against civil penalty investigations brought by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The department is experienced in a multitude of sectors, including recreational products, foods and beverages, tobacco and clothing. Recent work includes advising multiple food manufacturers and distributors, such as Hain Celestial, Post Foods and Kellogg’s, in litigation related to the lack of warning of the presence of the chemical acrylamide. Philip Morris, Dunkin’ Donuts and PepsiCo are also clients of the firm. Eric Rubel in Washington DC is another key figure.

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