- Product Risk Management & Response
- Consumer Product Safety
- Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.434.7348|
|University ||Cornell University, B.A., 2003|
|Law School||Washington University, J.D., 2008|
|Admitted||2009, District of Columbia and New York|
Matthew has experience working with corporate and individual clients in litigation before federal and state courts. He has assisted clients litigate a wide variety of general business issues, including antitrust and unfair/deceptive trade practice issues, business torts, contract disputes, and employment matters, among others. He has also helped spearhead clients' responses to civil investigative demands (CIDs) issued by government agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission and third-party subpoenas.
Additionally, Matthew has assisted in counseling clients regarding numerous consumer product safety issues before the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recently, Matthew has worked extensively with client manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products on an array of compliance and regulatory matters resulting from passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. He has also represented clients before Congress in the product safety arena.
Before law school, Matthew was the senior legislative assistant for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He worked with members of Congress to foster the US-Israel strategic partnership on defense and homeland security issues. While attending law school, Matthew served as a legal intern for the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Office of Investigations, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).
Recognitions & Awards
•Washington DC Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Business Litigation (2014 - 2015)
• Twelve Mintz Levin Attorneys Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.17.2015)
• Eleven Mintz Levin Attorneys Named Washington, DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.25.2014)
•Author, Toy Safety Regulation Should Be Left to Federal Government, Law360 (06.22.2015)
•Co-author, Is Your Pharmacy Ready for Drug Supply Chain Integrity?, Law360 (06.09.2015)
•Co-author, CPSC Approves $3.9 Million Penalty and Imposition of Compliance Program for National Retail Chain, Consumer Product Safety Alert (07.17.2013)
•Co-author, New Children's Product Testing and Certification Rule Set to Impact Manufacturers and Importers on February 8, Consumer Product Safety Alert (02.04.2013)
•Eleventh Circuit Finds Competitor Hospital Is Efficient Enforcer for Tying Claim under Federal Antitrust Laws, Antitrust Advisory (05.26.2010)
• Panelist, Understanding the Legal Context of Israel, Israeli Business Conference, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Washington, DC (02.04.2011)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
CPSC Announces Largest Civil Penalty to Date for Alleged Failure to Timely Report
Matthew Cohen,Matthew R. Howsare, November 17, 2014
On October 28, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Baja Inc., and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C., agreed to pay a $4.3 million civil penalty to resolve charges that it knowingly failed to immediately report certain defects...
CPSC Clarifies Changes to Monthly Recall Report Form
Matthew Cohen,Matthew R. Howsare,Charles A. Samuels, October 20, 2014
In May, we advised readers conducting recalls that the CPSC’snew monthly “recall progress report” form may catch you by surprise. Among other changes, the form included new provisions requesting companies to report recall notification statistics on social media platforms like...
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