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.
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices (2007)
- JD, The George Washington University Law School, 1985
- BA, Middlebury College, 1982
- District of Columbia
- General Counsel, US Consumer Product Safety Commission
- United States Court of International Trade, The Honorable Jane A. Restani