Federal Cosmetic Legislation to be Discussed at ACI & ICMAD's Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Forum

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December 15, 2015: American Conference Institute (“ACI”) in collaboration with Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, taking place at The Carlton Hotel in New York, on March 7-9, 2016, will feature a comprehensive analysis on developments impacting the cosmetics industry.  Two new federal bills—Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014) and The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act (H.R. 4075)—have been introduced in order to update the current regulatory scheme and reflect the advances made in science and technology for cosmetics and personal care products. Lisa J. Piccolo, Senior Industry Manager, Life Sciences and Health Care, with ACI stated, “ACI is proud and honored to collaborate with ICMAD and bring the industry the opportunity to hear from the FDA, FTC, and NAD on matters of great importance affecting the cosmetics and personal care products industry.  As Congress contemplates on overhauling the regulation of beauty products, the time for this conference has never been more important.  ACI has designed this year’s agenda to help you make sense of the ramifications of the pending federal bills and to provide a forum to help the industry develop solutions in response to challenges and day-to-day dilemmas impacting the cosmetics and personal care products industry.” Piccolo went on to state that, “We are also pleased that representatives from top cosmetic and personal care products manufacturers such as Avon, Beiersdorf, Clorox, Coglate-Palmolive, Edgewell, Galderma, Rodan + Fields, and Unilever, in addition to key lawyers who practice in this area of cosmetic and personal care products will also present at this event.” ICMAD President and CEO Pamela J. Busiek stated, “We are excited and honored to collaborate with ACI in this dynamic forum among so many distinguished industry representatives to continue the important dialog of the regulatory landscape that has such far-reaching impact on business and commerce for cosmetics, personal care and beyond.” In November, ICMAD declared support of H.R. 4075 as legislation that increases consumer protections on cosmetics while allowing continued growth of small and entrepreneurial cosmetics enterprises in the U.S. Co-Chairs • Sharon Blinkoff, Counsel, Locke Lord LLP, ICMAD Board Secretary and General Counsel • Pamela J. Busiek, President and CEO, ICMAD • Thomas Cohn, General Counsel, Atlantic Coast Brands FDA • Nakissa Sadrieh, Ph.D., Director, Cosmetics Division, Office of Cosmetics and Colors, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, United States Food and Drug Administration FTC • Deborah Marrone, Assistant Regional Director, Northeast Regional Office, United States Federal Trade Commission NAD • Annie M. Ugurlayan, Senior Staff Attorney, National Advertising Division PBA • Myra Irizarry, Director of Government Affairs, Professional Beauty Association EWG • Tina Sigurdson, Staff Attorney, Environmental Working Group Industry • Nicole Bearce, Associate General Counsel – Litigation, Unilever United States, Inc. • Rebecca Brunswick, Director & Senior Counsel, Sales & Marketing, Avon Products, Inc. • Kathryn Farrara, Senior Counsel, Marketing, Unilever United States, Inc. • Monique Forrest, Head of U.S. Legal Affairs, Beiersdorf, Inc. • Michelle Leetham, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Rodan + Fields, LLC • Joan M. McGillycuddy (Invited), Chief Intellectual Counsel, Avon Products, Inc. • Nishan M. Patel, Associate General Counsel, Galderma Laboratories, LP • Jennifer Martin Rempe, Global Director – Regulatory and Government Affairs, Edgewell Personal Care, Inc. • Harvey Remz, Director, Scientific and Regulatory Intelligence, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (as of Jan. 1, 2016, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Intertek) • Candace Sady, Global Oral Care Counsel, Colgate-Palmolive Company • Svetlana N. Walker, Senior Corporate Counsel, The Clorox Company Law Firms Representing Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Manufacturers • Dennis S. Ellis, Partner, Litigation Department – Global Chair of Complex Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group, Paul Hastings LLP • Maureen F. Gorsen, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP • Paul M. Hyman, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. • Claudia A. Lewis, Partner, Venable • David G. Mallen, Partner and Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes, Loeb & Loeb LLP • Jeffrey Margulies, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP • Peggy Otum, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP • Georgia Ravitz, Partner, Arent Fox LLP Full information on this forum can be found at www.AmericanConference.com/Cosmetics. # # # A unique organization, American Conference Institute is devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the US, and around the world. Staffed by industry specialists, lawyers, and other professionals, American Conference Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. 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