Trenton H. Norris
Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (San Francisco, CA)
Trenton Norris, a senior partner in Arnold & Porter’s San Francisco office, litigates complex scientific and technical disputes in the areas of consumer protection, product safety, and environmental law. His clients are consumer product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, from smaller suppliers to global brands, facing challenges from the consumer class action plaintiffs’ lawyers, the FTC, state attorneys general, and local district attorneys. In his 22 years of practice, Mr. Norris has represented hundreds of companies in lawsuits and regulatory matters concerning state consumer protection and toxics laws, with a particular focus on California. Mr. Norris has been a leader in the effort to reform California’s onerous consumer protection laws and regularly advises trade associations in this area. His matters have involved product warnings, Made In USA claims, “natural” claims, state green chemistry laws, source and performance claims, air quality requirements, and product packaging registrations. Mr. Norris is listed in Chambers USA for both Environmental and Food & Beverages Regulatory and Litigation and in Best Lawyers for Environmental Law. He received his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.