Our Consumer Products Team works hand-in-hand with manufacturers across industries to build practices and cultures that lead to the development and sale of safe and compliant consumer products. Our business-savvy team works with in-house counsel, C-suite executives, engineers, and marketing professionals to provide practical, responsive approaches to today’s and tomorrow’s most challenging business and legal issues.
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers call upon our fully integrated, diverse and geographically broad team for guidance across every phase of the consumer products lifecycle, from initial product concept through finance, design, validation, manufacturing, supply chain, labor, IP protection, compliance, product stewardship, distribution & marketing, retail sales, warranties, safety issues, litigation or regulatory scrutiny, ESG, recycling, and decommissioning. We assist clients from beginning to end by applying our years of experience to tailor the efficiencies of vetted best practices to a differentiated strategy to address the issue at hand while understanding its context in the overall function of the business.
Consumer products also must satisfy regulatory obligations imposed by a variety of federal agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Food & Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few. Our team has long-established relationships with those agencies, as well as experience with local regulators responsible at the state, county, and city levels. We help our clients keep pace with the ever-changing regulatory environment at all levels of the consumer products marketplace.
Our team and platform covers all the bases, whether by providing assistance on advertising and consumer protection; antitrust and unfair competition; IP procurement and enforcement; consumer class actions; food & beverage; fashion, apparel & beauty; retail; automotive; ESG; mergers & acquisitions; supply chain issues; sustainability & product stewardship; and more – Foley is ready to partner with you.