Eric Rubel focuses on product safety matters and related litigation. Mr. Rubel was General Counsel to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 1994 to 1997. He has extensive experience as a product safety lawyer helping companies assess their compliance with CPSC regulations, in developing effective recalls in the US and as part of coordinated global corrective action plans, in avoiding unnecessary recalls, and in defending CPSC late reporting investigations and other enforcement actions. He also represents a number of companies, both large and small, in helping them to understand, comply with, and adapt their operations to address the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

In addition, Mr. Rubel helps clients manage and coordinate the various litigation and regulatory matters that may arise out of product safety issues.

Mr. Rubel also helps companies navigate state product safety requirements, including in the evolving area of “Green Chemistry” and chemicals of concern.

Mr. Rubel’s experience includes representing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of clothing, toys and other children’s products, sporting goods, household appliances, furniture, heating and cooling equipment, computer equipment, premiums, building materials, packaging, pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, and other products.

Perspectives

CPSC Proposes to Reduce Testing Requirements for Phthalates
Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry
CPSC Announces Record $15.45 Million Civil Penalty Against Gree for Alleged Late Reporting, Mislabeling, and Misrepresentation
Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry
Surprise, We’re Back: Washington State Announces It Will Enforce Limits on Lead, Cadmium and Phthalates in Certain Children’s Products
Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry
CPSC Chairman Seeking “Double Digit” Million Dollar Civil Penalties: Highlights from the 2016 ICPHSO Symposium
Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry
Green Chemistry Locally Grown: Are You Prepared For New York County Toxic Free Toy Acts?

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

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Recognition

Chambers USA
Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide) (2008-2016)
BTI Client Service All-Star
Received in recognition of direct, independent feedback from corporate counsel (2010)
Legal Media Group
The World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers (2010)
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 1985
  • BA, Middlebury College, 1982
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Government and Military Service
  • General Counsel, US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Clerkships
  • United States Court of International Trade, The Honorable Jane A. Restani
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