DLA Piper's Food and Beverage and Consumer Product lawyers maintain an integrated product safety, compliance and recall practice throughout the world. An important aspect of that work concerns California's Proposition 65. We have decades of experience counselling and defending food, beverage and consumer product clients, and are involved in each new frontier of Prop 65 as new target chemicals emerge and new regulations come into force.

We have deep relationships and frequent contact with the State Attorney General's Proposition 65 Enforcement Division and know well the plaintiffs' bar focusing on Prop 65 litigation. With forward-looking compliance counseling, our goal is to stop Prop 65 enforcement actions before they begin. When they do occur, we are able to offer our clients the advantage of technical experience in the statute's workings, aggressive defense when necessary, and creative, cost-effective settlements when they make sense.

Our team understands the complex issues in Proposition 65 litigation, including those that arise from the increased attention to chemicals in food and beverages, such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, acrylamide, furfuryl alcohol, 4-MEI, aldehydes, diacetyl, and more.

Our lawyers are experienced in Proposition 65 law and have extensively studied and written about the upcoming regulatory changes taking effect in mid-2018. We work with clients to take control of the process of resolving Proposition 65 matters. We reduce the levels of uncertainty in an inherently uncertain process regarding outcome and price tag and provide a cost-effective and efficient service targeted at achieving our clients' business objectives. We also proactively issue spot alerts that address developing regulatory and other risks.

Our track record of success in the courtroom arises from our successfully work on many hundreds of product liability cases in venues throughout the United States. This gives us the experience to keep our eye on the ball throughout the course of product litigation of any scope and to advise our clients accordingly. But our strategic thinking goes beyond dispute resolution: we are also highly experienced in working with the regulators to proactively identify and resolve potential issues early on, in a manner that minimizes the business impact on your company.

Within our global footprint, our consumer and industrial product lawyers in large and small markets throughout the world maintain an integrated product safety, compliance and recall practice. We have served our clients who operate globally by defending and coordinating hundreds of multi-jurisdictional matters, ranging from global product compliance counseling and program development to major multi-jurisdiction recalls.

When our lawyers guide clients through government or private enforcement actions, we focus on achieving client goals efficiently, whether that means vigorous litigation or efficient, early resolution.