David P. Callet

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.331.3144

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.331.3144
Fax: 202.331.3101
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/David-P-Callet
 
University Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
 
Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude
 
Admitted1973, District of Columbia; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association

•Vice Chair, ABA Consumer Products Regulatory Committee

•Member, District of Columbia Bar

 
Born1949
 
Biography

David Callet provides comprehensive client representation on all aspects of consumer product safety compliance. He guides clients on how to create and implement product safety compliance program that reduces product recalls, limits products liability litigation, and helps protect their valuable brands from adverse publicity associated with non-compliance with product safety requirements. He regularly represents clients in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including determining when to file a CPSC Section 15(b) report, conducting product recalls, civil penalty matters and creating CPSC-mandated Reasonable Testing Programs. David also counsels clients on product safety labeling and warnings. He frequently speaks and writes on all aspects of product safety, including compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and California's Prop 65.

Areas of Concentration

•Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) compliance

•Products liability and toxic tort counseling and litigation

•IP litigation

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member,Law360Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Speaker on CPSC Regulatory/Product Safety Issues

•CPSC's New Rules and Enforcement Strategies, A Guide for Staying Out of Trouble, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, Product Safety Workshop, Long Beach, CA, October 22, 2013

•Consumer Product Safety: Strategies for Compliance in a Changing Environment, New York, NY, October 17, 2012

•Product Safety Requirements, What Does it Mean for Your Company? Promotional Products Association International, Product Safety Summit, Chicago, IL, August 15, 2013

•Consumer Product Safety -- Strategies for Keeping Costs and Brand Value on Target, New York, NY, April 17, 2013

•This Time It's For Real - Product Safety Compliance Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, Product Safety Workshop, Huntington Beach, CA, October 24, 2012;

•This Time It's For Real - Product Safety Compliance, Costa Mesa, CA, October 25, 2012 and New York, NY, October 17, 2012

•A New 'Must-Do' for Children's Products Manufacturers and Importers, PLI Webinar, September 27, 2012

•CPSIA Testing and Certification: Countdown to Compliance, Product Safety Letter Webinar, September 18, 2012

•California Prop. 65 and Other State Product Safety Requirements, Promotional Products Association International Product Safety Summit, New Orleans, LA, August 15, 2012

•Product Safety, Federal and State Requirements, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, Product Safety Workshop, New York, NY, April 12, 2012

•The Final Pieces Are in Place, Thread Your Company Through the Maze of Product Safety Requirements, New York, NY, March 28, 2012

Other Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Product Safety: How Companies Can Minimize Their Products Liability Risk , Nanotechnology Conference and Expo 2010, Anaheim CA, June 23, 2010

Articles

• California's OEHHA Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar ,GT Alert, January 14, 2014

• A New 'Must-Do' for Children's Products Importers and Domestic Manufacturers: A CPSC-Compliant Product Testing and Certification Program ,GT Alert, June 14, 2012

• CPSC Product Safety Information Database Warrants Strategic Action Now ,BNA's Product Safety & Liability Reporter, January 10, 2011

• Projected CPSC Product Safety Information Database Warrants Strategic Action Now ,GT Alert, November 29, 2010

• New California 'Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking' Disclosure Obligations on Manufacturers and Retailers ,GT Alert, November 8, 2010

• Congress Passes Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 ,GT Alert, August 12, 2008

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

08.14.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder David P. Callet to Speak on the Costs of Product Safety Compliance at PPAI's Product Safety Summit

11.09.05 Greenberg Traurig Expands Litigation Capability as Shareholder David P. Callet Joins its Washington, D.C. Office

Published Articles

01.10.11 CPSC Product Safety Information Database Warrants Strategic Action Now

Alerts

01.14.14 California's OEHHA Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar

06.14.12 A New 'Must-Do' for Children's Products Importers and Domestic Manufacturers: A CPSC-Compliant Product Testing and Certification Program

11.29.10 Projected CPSC Product Safety Information Database Warrants Strategic Action Now

11.08.10 New California 'Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking' Disclosure Obligations on Manufacturers and Retailers

08.12.08 Congress Passes Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

 
Reported CasesDavid's extensive experience in trying products liability and other cases enables him to help clients be proactive in avoiding litigation.; Represented a global chemical and fiber manufacturer in a major, multiyear Texas state court toxic tort case filed by 1,000 plaintiffs after a plant explosion.; Counseled Medtronic, Inc., in the Marquis heart defibrillator multidistrict products liability litigation. Oversaw multiple aspects of fact and expert testimony development and discovery, and excelled at making complex technical aspects of the defibrillator battery's design and function understandable to judges and juries.; Served as regional coordinating counsel for Westinghouse Electric Company on all New York and New Jersey asbestos personal injury and property damage litigation. Obtained a precedent-setting ruling that voided client liability for millions in punitive damages and insulated client from punitive damages in subsequent cases.; Represented a major insurance carrier in estimating the value of thousands of asbestos personal injury claims in large corporate bankruptcy proceeding.; Defended a Korean developer of world-class health care software in a bet the company expedited arbitration. Defeated opponent's claim that the client had signed an exclusive software licensing and sales agreement and that its alleged breach of that agreement had caused opponent to suffer millions of dollars in damages.; In Scott v. Raudin McCormick L.L.C. (D. Kansas), defended employer in a 1,500 plus person opt-in FLSA overtime class action by obtaining summary judgments on plaintiffs' claims, having the provisionally certified class decertified and, as a result, having the case dismissed.; Represented a manufacturer of computer chip manufacturing equipment as it sued its primary, Fortune 100 competitor for patent infringement.
 
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California's OEHHA Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar
Monica Baumann,David P. Callet,James Mattesich, January 16, 2014
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it will add diisononyl phthalate (DINP) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (widely known as Proposition 65). DINP...


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2101 L St., N.W., Suite 1000
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