The American Law Institute CLE Group (ALI CLE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) proudly present the four-part webcast series:

Entering the Marketplace: Public and Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad

ALI CLE and ELI offer this four-part series on the marketing and sale of products that have a significant chemical component. Panelists will discuss legal, regulatory, product stewardship, standard setting, and private retailer initiatives. Participants will gain an understanding of how chemicals are currently regulated and how these regulations may change in the future.

Purchase the entire four-part series and pay only $599 (a $197 savings)! Participate via audio webcast or by telephone.

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All registrants will have free, unlimited access to the on-demand archive of program(s) they register for.

The Regulatory Structure of Products

Wednesday, November 13 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern | $199

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Get an understanding of the regulatory infrastructure that underpins products regulation in the U.S. Panelists address the legal structure of regulation at both the federal and state levels, discussing the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and associated reform bills, California green chemistry laws, and related regulatory measures.


  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (moderator)
  • David Q. Andrews, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group
  • Lynn G. Goldman, Staff Counsel, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Charles L. Franklin, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Setting Standards Beyond Regulations

Tuesday, November 19 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern | $199

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Myriad standards for products regulation exist outside of the regulatory structure. Building on the first program's focus on traditional regulatory requirements, this program will discuss how standards beyond and apart from the regulatory structure—including private standards such as ISO and ANSI—are developed for chemicals. Learn how such standards affect industry, including product design and materials selection.


  • Linda K. Breggin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
  • Boma Brown West, Manager, Consumer Health, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ernie S. Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute
  • James C. Romine, Vice President, Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, DuPont Company

Bringing a Product to the Marketplace

Wednesday, December 4 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern | $199

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Learn the challenges of commercializing a product on a global scale. Panelists examine regulatory systems such as REACH (European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) and K-REACH (Korea REACH) and their interfaces and interactions with the US regulatory system. The panel also addresses the need for mutual acceptance of data among regulatory systems and examines how to efficiently navigate the process.


  • Robert Sussman, former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson (moderator)
  • Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency (invited)
  • Tom Grumbles, President-Elect, Product Stewardship Society, Falls Church, VA
  • Baskut Tuncak, Staff Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law

Product Marketing

Thursday, December 12 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern | $199

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The fourth webinar in the series will examine product marketing laws and policies, including green claims, administered by EPA, FTC, and states under consumer protection laws, such as FIFRA. The recent spate of FTC enforcement actions focusing on "free-of" claims and independent certification qualifications under the Green Guides demonstrate the FTC is determined to ensure the Green Guides do more that generate controversy. Similarly, state consumer protection agencies are far more determined today to interpret state laws designed to prevent false and misleading advertising broadly and achieve a marketplace that is free of a wide variety of claims that some think go beyond their intended purpose. This last webinar will explore the utility, impact, and growing enforcement consequences of product marketing laws and policies.


  • Julie (Julia A.) Hatcher, Partner, Latham & Watkins (moderator)
  • Robert W. Hamilton, Regulatory Policy Director, Amway Corporation
  • Laura Kim, Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • David G. Mallen, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP, New York, NY (formerly Deputy Director of National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau).

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