Practice Areas

Regulatory Law & Litigation

Paley Rothman’s regulatory law and litigation practice group focuses on products, acts and practices that are regulated by governmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), among others.

We represent manufacturers, distributors and users of chemical, food, drug and consumer products in government investigations, enforcement proceedings and litigation. We also counsel clients in transactions involving regulated products and businesses, including negotiations and drafting of supply, distribution and licensing agreements.

Paley Rothman’s regulatory law attorneys also handle matters related to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). We have earned an international reputation from our successful representation of pesticide companies around the world as well as from having served as counsel in several landmark decisions under FIFRA. Complementing our work related to FIFRA, we advise clients on issues arising under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), among other statutes.

Paley Rothman handles every aspect of environmental law, including licensing and permitting issues, waste disposal, land use and compensation. The regulatory law and litigation group also represents clients in federal and state court litigation involving product liability claims, false advertising, unfair competition and other matters.

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News

August 31, 2020

Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra Provided Commentary in Article titled “Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process”

Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra provided commentary in an article written by Samantha J. Subin titled: "Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process," which was published in The Maryland Daily Record on August 26, 2020.

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Blog

The Clock is Ticking Again on Lawsuits

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted “business as usual” in many ways. People and businesses have been focusing on safety measures and efforts to maintain financial...

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Awards

2020 Best Law Firms badge

For the eighth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

2020 Best Lawyers badge

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 17 lawyers have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Glenn Cooper was named to the Top 10 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Nine other attorneys were named to the 2020 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list and four were selected 2020 "Washington D.C. Rising Stars."

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