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Online CLE Product Recalls CLE

Effective Strategies and Best Practices in Managing Product Recalls

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Business and Corporation CLE & CPERecording

Online CLE Product Recalls

The previous year saw another surge of product recalls in a wide-range of consumer markets, including food, pharmaceutical, electronic devices and automobiles. Moving further into 2018, several emerging trends and regulatory initiatives are expected to change the product recall landscape. In addition, companies operating globally are faced with another layer of complexity brought by differing regulations from country to country.

Product recalls involve huge cost component, particularly in logistics and material costing, and can result to legal and regulatory risks as well as adverse publicity and reputational damage. To effectively execute product recalls and avoid associated risks, it is critical for companies to develop strategies that incorporate timely decision-making, expert guidance and advanced preparation to whatever trends and developments emerge.

In this webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help companies understand the emerging trends and regulatory developments related to product recalls. Speakers will also offer strategies and best practices in executing and managing a product recall to avoid unwanted risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of a Product Recall
  • 2018 Emerging Recall Trends
  • Latest Regulatory Initiatives
  • Implications of Recent Recalls
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Managing Global Product Recalls
  • Best Practices for an Effective and Efficient Recall

Who Should Attend

  • Product Liability Lawyers
  • Product Managers
  • Manufacturers and Product Sellers
  • Distributors and Retailers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • In-house Counsel
  • Public and Private Companies
  • Other related/interested professionals


Online CLE Product Recalls
Patrick J. Quallich
Wegman, Hessler, and Vanderburg
Online CLE Product Recalls
Paul E. Wojcicki
Segal McCambridge

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Online CLE Product Recalls

  • Overview of a product recall
  • Emerging trends in the product recall landscape  
  • Don’t Fear the Recall
    • US consumers
      • don’t expect perfection
      • forgiving if company owns up to mistake
      • take recalls stride, just ask GM
      • but: reluctant recallers pay a price
  • Implications and gaining Perspective from Recent Recalls
  • Signal your virtue
    • Support recall program with a communications plan focusing on company commitment to customer, etc.,  safety
  • Best Practices for an Effective Successful Recall
  • Learn the lay of the land or When in Rome
    • Guidance materials, e.g.,
      • USCPSC:  Recall Handbook
      • FDA:  Reg Proceds. Man., Ch. 7 Recall Procedures

Online CLE Product Recalls

Online CLE Product Recalls

Patrick J. QuallichPartnerWegman, Hessler, and Vanderburg

Mr. Quallich is an accomplished litigator with nearly 20 years of professional experience in successfully handling complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has tried numerous cases and handled litigation involving a diverse range of issues including product liability, professional negligence, commercial litigation, medical negligence, catastrophic personal injury, as well as all forms of business disputes. 

Mr. Quallich advises businesses in effectively interfacing with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding regulatory and statutory compliance, recalls, and corrective actions. He counsels manufacturers and businesses on risk management and litigation avoidance strategies.

Mr. Quallich has served as national and regional counsel to numerous companies, including serving as part of a national counsel team representing a leading international manufacturing corporation throughout the United States and Canada. 

Mr. Quallich has extensive experience in the successful coordination and management of complex litigation, having litigated claims/lawsuits in approximately 40 states. 

Online CLE Product Recalls

Paul E. WojcickiShareholderSegal McCambridge

PAUL E. WOJCICKI, a Shareholder with Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. (www.smsm.com), has been defending companies in complex state and federal litigation for more than 25 years. Based in Chicago, Mr. Wojcicki focuses his national trial and appellate practice on product liability claims, class actions, and commercial disputes for clients in the automotive, medical device and electronics industries.

Mr. Wojcicki also works with companies in connection with product warranty and service contract program improvement, litigation and regulation.  He serves on the board of directors of the Global Warranty and Service Contract Association (www.gwsca.org) and chairs his firm’s Warranty Practice Group. Mr. Wojcicki manages and writes for www.DrivingValue.com, a blog focused on client counseling and litigation in the areas of warranty and service contracts. In addition to being AV-rated, he has been recognized annually as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2005-2017) and Leading Lawyer (2012-2017).

Online CLE Product Recalls

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Basic knowledge of product liability and product safety laws

Course Code:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg has been meeting the legal needs of individuals, organizations and businesses since 1968 in many practice areas including product liability, regulatory compliance, and litigation.  Our attorneys have successfully tried cases to verdict throughout the country, including some that have drawn national media coverage. We are committed to excellence and have received the highest rating for all categories of legal performance by The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Our Product Liability Practice Group has been representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers for 50 years.  We have served as national coordinating counsel for manufacturers and corporations for over 30 years. 

In addition to litigating products liability cases, WHV attorneys have appeared before the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.  WHV works with companies in implementing voluntary recalls, assisting companies through the Fast-Track Recall Notice process, and implementing nationwide corrective action programs.  WHV’s early intervention and sophisticated experience has resulted in significantly reducing the nature, scope and expense of many product recalls.

Website: https://www.wegmanlaw.com/

For more than three decades, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. has built a reputation as a national law firm of accomplished trial attorneys. Segal McCambridge routinely counsels and defends clients, including Fortune 500 companies, corporations and individuals, in complex litigation matters across the United States. Their attorneys are skilled at guiding clients in matters including, but not limited to asbestos, class action, construction, employment, environmental, insurance coverage and bad faith, life sciences, product liability, professional liability, technology and cyber risk, transportation and warranty. Since their founding in 1986, they have grown to more than 140 attorneys and eight offices in Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia and St. Louis. Learn more at www.smsm.com.

Website: https://www.smsm.com/

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