Paul Laurenza is the Office Managing Member of the Firm's Washington, D.C. office. He represents consumer product, automotive and other clients on federal regulatory and related litigation issues, including those before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Transportation, Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Mr. Laurenza's technical background, coupled with over three decades of legal experience in regulatory and litigation issues, allows him to deal with a diverse range of legal matters for clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
Mr. Laurenza has represented corporations and associations in matters involving consumer product safety regulation and liability; antitrust; commercial and government contracts; environmental regulation and sustainability; transportation; customs/international trade; advertising and marketing; intellectual property and professional liability.
His clients, which include the world's leading sports apparel and equipment supplier, a major multinational energy company, and a national industry association, benefit from his prompt and thorough counsel and strategic advice. For example, his handling of numerous consumer product safety issues for a global manufacturer was cited by the client in selecting Dykema to receive its Legal Vendor of the Year award.
Mr. Laurenza has handled more than 70 recalls of consumer products and motor vehicles and equipment and has represented clients in related agency investigations, penalty proceedings and litigation. He was lead defense counsel in In re Maxfield and Oberton, LLC, the first Consumer Product Safety Commission administrative recall proceeding since 2001, and represented the largest importer in the CPSC's 2016 industry-wide hoverboard recall. He recently representedÂ a consortium of global manufacturers on a broad range of legal and strategic issues involving a multimillion-dollar research and development contract with the federal government to develop innovative safety communications technologies.
Mr. Laurenza is a frequent speaker at bar association and industry programs and has authored more than 40 articles on regulatory, trade and litigation topics in leading domestic and international legal, business and trade periodicals.
EducationWashington University, J.D.
- Law Quarterly, Editor-in-Chief
- International Consumer Product Health & Safety Org
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization
- National Association of Manufacturers CPSC Coalition
- , Mr. Laurenza has authored more than thirty publications on antitrust, regulatory, trade and litigation topics in leading domestic and international legal, business and trade periodicals. He has also spoken at various ABA and District of Columbia Bar Association programs.
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