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Managing Product Liability Risk

October 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT


The number of class action lawsuits against food and beverage CPG companies reached an all-time high of 325 cases filed in 2021 alone (Perkins Coie).

The last thing any business owner wants to deal with is a lawsuit. One of the best ways to protect your company is by preemptively managing product liability risk before a lawsuit is even on the horizon. Join us to learn how you can manage and mitigate potential product liability risk throughout the development, manufacturing, and production phases.

Attendees will walk away from this class with knowledge about

  • Potential product liability risks
  • Assessing potential product risks throughout the product life cycle
  • The basics of the claims/lawsuit process
  • Responsible document creation and retention practices

Featured Speakers

Rachel Remke, is a partner at ArentFox Schiff in the Products Liability and Mass Torts practice group.  Her work spans a variety of product liability, compliance and litigation matters, including consumer products, food and beverage, construction equipment, industrial insulation materials, fire origin, and juvenile products. 


Malerie Ma Roddy counsels clients in the food and beverage, juvenile products, and consumer home goods industries. Working on cases throughout the country in state and federal court, Malerie’s broad experience includes multidistrict civil litigation and governmental investigations. She also advises clients at all stages of product development and sales. 




October 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
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Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
320 N Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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