SACRAMENTO – Nov. 21, 2018 – Shareholders Gene Livingston and Anthony J. Cortez of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Sacramento office participated in Prop. 65 Clearinghouse’s 13th Annual Prop. 65 Conference at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.
Livingston, chair of the firm’s Proposition 65 & Green Chemistry Practice, chaired the conference and delivered the opening address. Cortez, a regulatory attorney and business litigator, participated as a panelist in a session titled, “Choosing Consultants and Labs for Small and Medium Size Companies: Perils and Pitfalls.”
Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, the conference focused on the impact of OEHHA’s changes to the Prop. 65 warning regulations, how new chemical listings affect business, and the use of litigation to regulate chemicals in food. Speakers included leaders from government, industry, and plaintiff organizations. The Sacramento office, including Livingston and Cortez, have participated regularly in the conference in past years.
Livingston—who launched his Prop 65 practice in 1986, the year the initiative passed— is a leading authority on the law’s highly technical and unique challenges, representing clients and business associations in a wide range of industries operating within California.
Cortez, regularly involved in complex and high-dollar value litigation, often involving Prop 65, focuses his practice on the representation of national consumer product companies and other businesses in compliance, commercial litigation, and government enforcement matters. Throughout California and nationally, he advises and defends clients in legal, regulatory, and administrative proceedings involving numerous industries including food and beverage, supplement, drug, cosmetic, apparel, and industrial products, among others.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Prop 65 & Green Chemistry Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Proposition 65 & Green Chemistry Group provides advocacy to clients as they navigate the legal, regulatory and technical aspects of Proposition 65. The team combines Proposition 65 litigators with regulatory lawyers and public policy advocates, providing clients with a unique bench of experience from which to draw in any circumstance. The team also includes individuals with years of experience working with government officials in California, including the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the Attorney General's Office, and the Governor's Office, in addition to the many consultants who interpret the science used in litigation and the chemical listing process.
About Greenberg Traurig Sacramento: Greenberg Traurig's Sacramento office represents businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to mid-cap companies and trade associations. The government law and policy attorneys and professionals develop strategies to quickly address administrative, legislative, or regulatory issues; advocate on behalf of clients with government officials and agencies; and draft legislation. The office’s nationally recognized litigation team handles business disputes, class action, environmental, labor and employment, government and government procurement, ERISA, Proposition 65, trade secrets and employee mobility, attorney general matters, government writs, appellate, and products liability litigation. The corporate group advises public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, governance, recapitalizations and reorganizations, venture and private equity capital, offerings of securities, SEC investigations, 1934 Act compliance, and general corporate matters.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com; Twitter: @GT_Law.