Join Karolyn Helda, Managing Director at QIMA and Daniel Herling, Co-Chair of Product Liability Practice at law firm Mintz Levin, in this Q&A webinar as we discuss the legal risks that producers of consumer products face.
Dan has a deep understanding of California’s consumer protection regulations and laws, and is an expert in product liability cases involving consumer products, serving as defense counsel in over 3,000 cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and food and products marketed as containing natural ingredients.
Dan will share his knowledge of the types of liability cases that have been emerging recently, as well as how to minimize risk and best manage legal issues should they arise.
Karolyn Helda is the Managing Director of QIMA’s Laboratory in Buffalo, New York. She has worked in the consumer products safety, compliance and quality assurance industry for over 30 years. Her knowledge and direct experience span the categories of promotional products, toys and children’s products, softlines, general merchandise as well as consumable consumer goods such as food, over-the-counter drugs, health and beauty care items. Prior to assuming responsibility for the QIMA Buffalo lab operations, Karolyn held various roles at independent consumer products testing laboratories including laboratory and client services management, business development, global compliance program development and management, as well as technical consulting, training and protocol development.
Dan is highly regarded for his defense of product liability cases involving consumer products and deep knowledge of California’s consumer protection regulations and laws. He skillfully handles litigation, including class actions, around California’s Unfair Competition Law, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop 65), among others. His commercial litigation practice has covered a wide spectrum of issues and included representation of several international companies based in Italy, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, and Switzerland.