Taft partner Chase Dressman co-presented at the Promotional Products Association International’s Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020. The summit focused on product safety by virtually bringing together business and compliance leaders across the country to discuss corporate responsibility and the business implications and challenges they face.
Dressman’s presentation was titled “Antimicrobial Products Present Their Own Challenges” and focused on U.S. regulatory requirements for antimicrobial pesticide products. With the COVID-19 pandemic, antimicrobial products are becoming increasingly common, and it is important for companies to understand their obligations related to marketing claims, product registration, and testing requirements. Dressman and co-panelist Annette Santamaria from J S Held addressed how antimicrobial products are regulated, limitations on marketing claims, product registration exemptions, and other challenges in this product category.
Dressman provides clients with a full range of environmental services, including regulatory compliance assistance, environmental transactional guidance and all facets of environmental litigation. A significant portion of Chase’s practice involves representing companies in the pesticide industry, including manufacturers and distributors of agricultural, conventional and anti-microbial pesticide products. He assists clients on a daily basis with legal issues under FIFRA (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) related to the production, packaging, labeling, distribution, marketing, and development of pesticide products. He has drafted and negotiated hundreds of contracts for companies in the pesticide industry, including contract manufacturing, toll formulation, repackaging and supplemental distribution agreements, and advises companies on all facets of compliance with federal, state and international pesticide regulations, including product registration, labeling, record-keeping, transportation, disposal and data compensation issues. He frequently counsels clients undertaking environmental audits of company facilities and operations, and has defended dozens of civil and criminal claims by EPA and state agencies related to alleged violations of pesticide laws.
Chase is the former three-time Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee, has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the field of Environmental Litigation for the last five years, and was recently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch list.