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Greenberg Traurig’s Robert J. Herrington Presenting at Annual Litigation, Regulatory and Risk Summit

CHICAGO – April 18, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Robert J. Herrington will be speaking at Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) Litigation, Regulatory & Risk Management Summit (LR2MS), which is being held April 26-27, at the Omni Hotel in Chicago.

Herrington, co-chair of firm’s Products Liability & Mass Torts Practice, will present on product liability and risk management issues at the session “Startup Workshop: Live Demonstration & Expert Legal Counsel.” This workshop will provide an interactive, open panel discussion for three startups to present and receive insight from established sports + fitness brands and seasoned legal experts.

Speakers and attendees will explore major game changers in today’s regulatory landscape including the convergence of sports and technology, trends in the retail and the E-commerce space, innovation and risks, big data product liability, and the evolving political environment and its effect on the industry, such as Prop 65 and updates from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A first-chair trial lawyer, Herrington has broad experience defending major corporations in class actions and product liability suits. This includes in the areas of false advertising, unfair competition, product defect, and privacy. Committed to raising awareness of class action litigation risk, Herrington is the author of the best-selling book, Verdict for the Defense (Sutton Hart Press 2011), and a co-author of The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy (ABA Publishing 2013). Herrington was previously on Law360's list of "Top Attorneys Under 40" for Class Actions, is ranked for his work in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products by The Legal 500, and received the Century City Bar Association’s Class Action Lawyer for the Year award for 2017. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section’s Consumer Law Committee, where he chairs the books subcommittee, and the Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee, and serves as co-chair of the emerging issues subcommittee.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.