Maryland Consumer Council, appointed June 16, 2009 by Governor Martin O’Malley
for a 6 year term. Confirmed by the State Senate.
Citizen, senior legislative counsel, 2007-2008. Responsible for major
legislation involving the Consumer Product Safety Act, Federal Trade
Commission reauthorization, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act reauthorization and
Kelly PLLC, of counsel 2006-2007. Regulatory practice including Environmental
Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, product and automotive safety
issues; advised public utility clients regarding global climate change issues.
Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal, of counsel 2004-2006. Regulatory and
legislative practice regarding consumer product safety, Federal Trade
Commission and automotive safety matters.
Congress, Office of Compliance. Deputy General Counsel, 2002 to 2004.
Supervised investigations and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act, Americans with Disabilities and Federal Labor-Management Relations
Acts, within the legislative branch.
& Strawn, Washington, D.C., Partner, 1990-2002. Specialized in litigation,
regulatory and legislative matters relating to consumer product safety,
FTC/deceptive practices, energy, environment and related issues, including
automotive safety, labeling, advertising, and warranties. Chaired FTC
Transition Team for Clinton/Gore Administration.
Edson, P.C., Washington, D.C., Of Counsel, 1986-1990. Specialized in
litigation, regulatory and legislative matters relating to energy,
transportation, environment and consumer issues. Represented cities of New
York and Baltimore on selected matters.
Research & Action Center, Washington, D.C., President and Executive Director,
1984-1986. Non-profit organization focused on expanding food programs for
children and lower income Americans, including school lunch, WIC, and food
Lemov Jacobs and Buckley, Washington, D.C., Partner, 1977-1984. General
litigation and legislative practice, with cases before the Federal Trade
Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Consumer Product Safety
Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board, and federal courts.
Counsel, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Energy and
Commerce Committee, 1975-1977. Responsible for oversight and investigations,
including: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy,
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal
Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, and Securities and Exchange Commission. Subcommittee
reports, included: Federal Regulation and Regulatory Reform,
Children's Health Programs and reports on the impact on consumers and business
of pricing, supply and competition in the natural gas, electric and oil
Counsel, Subcommittee on Commerce and Finance, House Energy and Commerce
Committee, 1971-1975. Legislation, investigations and hearings including
consumer protection, trade regulation and energy. A principal author of the
Consumer Product Safety Act, Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act,
Motor Vehicle and School Bus Safety Amendments, Federal Trade Commission
Improvements Act and other related legislation.
House Banking Committee, 1970-1971. Directed study of the operation of
charitable foundations, staff for banking and loan guarantee legislation.
Counsel, National Commission on Product Safety, Washington, D.C., 1968-1970.
Directed hearings, preparation of legislation and final report to President
and Congress. Conducted nationwide product safety investigation.
Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1966-1968. Represented
federal agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, Comptroller of the
Currency, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and Office of Economic
Opportunity in Federal District Courts.