Program
2019 Prop 65 Conference

Monday, September 23, 2019
Julia Morgan Ballroom, 15th Floor
Merchants Exchange Building
465 California Street, San Francisco


Arrival

7:45 to 9:00 

Registration and Continental Breakfast


Pre-Conference Classes

8:00 to 9:00

Prop. 65 Compliance 101

Description: Overview of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments regulations.    

Instructors:

Matt Nevins, Research Manager, Center for Environmental Health

Carol Monahan-Cummings, Chief Counsel, OEHHA

Robert Scofield, Principal Toxicologist & Vice President, GSI Environmental

8:00 to 9:00

Prop. 65 Freshman Orientation

Description: Overview of substantive legal cases interpreting Prop. 65 regulations.   

Instructors:

Joshua Bloom, Partner, Environmental General Counsel

Bill Verick, President, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation 


Morning Plenary Session

9:05 to 9:10

Welcome to the Conference

Lana Beckett, Publisher, Prop. 65 Clearinghouse & CEI Today

9:10 to 9:30

Opening Address from the Conference Chair

Arthur (Artie) Lawyer, Principal, Exponent

9:30 to 10:30

Warnings: What's Working, What's Not

Moderator:

Carol Monahan-Cummings, Chief Counsel, OEHHA

Panel:

Rachel Michelin, President, California Retailers Association

Judith Praitis, Partner, Sidley Austin

David Roe, Retired, Law Offices of David Roe

Will Wagner, Associate, Greenberg Traurig

10:30 to 10:45

Break

10:45 to 11:45

From Raw Materials to the Store's Shelf: How Can You Be Sure You're Compliant?

Moderator:

David Roe, Retired, Law Offices of David Roe

Panel:

Tom Lewandowski, Principal, Gradient

Jeff Margulies, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Renee Wasserman, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Michael Kirschner, President, Design Chain Associates

12:15 to 1:00

Lunch

12:45 to 1:45

Lunch Program: What's New with TSCA and How Does It Intersect with California's Chemical Regulations?

Moderator:

Fiona Smith, Writer, Prop. 65 Clearinghouse & CEI Today

Panel:

Michael Boucher, Partner, Crowell & Moring

Karl Palmer, Acting Deputy Director, Safer Products & Workplace Program, DTSC

Karyn Schmidt, Senior Director, American Chemistry Council

Afternoon Plenary Session

1:45 to 2:45

Pitfalls to Avoid When Testing Products or Relying on Previous Consent Judgments

Moderator:

James Wheaton, President, Environmental Law Foundation

Panel:

Sarah Esmaili, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Renee Kalmes, Principal, Exponent

Leslie Krasny, Partner, Keller and Heckman

Stan Landfair, Partner, Dentons

2:45 to 3:45

New Chemical Listings: How to Make Sure Your Company Stays Compliant

Moderator:

Margaret Whittaker, Managing Director & Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices

Panel:

Sophia Castillo, Partner, Downey Brand

Ann Grimaldi, Principal, Grimaldi Law Offices

Ryan Landis, Principal, Polsinelli

Tom Lee, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

3:45 to 4:00

Break


Breakout Sections

4:00 to 5:00

Prop. 65 Enforcement: Ethical and Legal Responsibilities for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys

Moderator:

Sue Fiering, Deputy Attorney General, Retired Annuitant

Panel:

Lauren Hopkins (invited), Beveridge & Diamond, Principal

David Sadwick, Partner, Tatro Tekosky Sadwick

Parker Smith, Co-Founder, Sy and Smith

Mark Todzo, Principal, Lexington Law Group

4:00 to 5:00

Safe Use Determination (SUD) Workshop

Description: A SUD is a tool that can provide verification to businesses that their product or operating practices comply with the requirements of Prop. 65. A SUD can also provide important assurance to the public that a given product or activity is in compliance with Prop. 65.

This workshop panel will discuss when and how a company should consider opting to file a SUD.

Instructors:

Mike Easter, Principal, Ensight

Martha Sandy, Chief, Reproductive & Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch, OEHHA


5:00 to 6:00

Networking Cocktail Reception

Prop 65 Program Materials

 
 
 
 

2019 Prop 65 Conference Sponsors

 
 

Full Sponsors

  • Buchalter
  • Cardno ChemRisk
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Exponent
  • GSI Environmental
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Keller and Heckman
  • Scali Rasmussen
 
 

Basic Sponsors

  • • Applied Technical Services (ATS)
  • • Beveridge & Diamond
  • • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • • EnSIGHT
  • • Gradient
  • • Grimaldi Law Offices
  • • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • • Kelley Drye & Warren

Supporting Sponsors

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Herbal Products Association
  • Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
  • CalChamber
  • California Environmental Insider
  • California Retailers Association
  • Center For Environmental Health
  • Daily Journal Corporation
  • OEHHA