Prepare to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape of the cosmetics and personal care products industry

Join distinguished counsel and regulatory authorities who will help you:

  • Analyze the extent to which proposed federal legislative reforms may
    re-regulate the cosmetic and personal care industries
  • Understand how state anti-cruelty efforts will impact the cosmetics and
    personal care products testing
  • Navigate challenges associated with new requirements in China concerning the registration of first-imported non-specials cosmetics
  • Determine whether CBD hemp oil can be used legally as an ingredient
  • Evaluate the commercial appeal and regulatory soundness of “clean” “natural” and “green” cosmetics
  • Weigh the “pros and cons” of using influencers and paid promoters
  • Explore the significance of the new Prop 65 reforms and class action activity
  • Address new M&A challenges impacting the industry 



Meet our 2019 Co-Chairs:


Sharon Blinkoff
Counsel, Locke Lord LLP,
Secretary and General Counsel
Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers
and Distributors (New York, NY)
Andra Dallas
Senior Scientific Liaison & Manager,
New Business Integration
Pulp Riot/L’Oreal (Los Angeles, CA)


Gain insights from prestigious cosmetic and personal care executives:


Nick Barnhorst
Vice President, Legal Counsel
Fresh Rita Gomes

Claire Bing
Director of Regulatory
Tarte Cosmetics

Rebecca Brunswick
Executive Director & Chief Marketing
and Intellectual Property Counsel

Thomas Cohn
Director and Senior Counsel, Sales,
Marketing & Government Affairs
New Avon LLC

Kathryn Farrara
Assistant General Counsel, Marketing

Rita Gomes
Chief Marketing Counsel
North America
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Nancy Husnik
Director, Counsel
Target Corporation

Jordan B. Isrow, Esq.
General Counsel
Oxygen Development

Jennifer Nelson
Senior Associate General Counsel
Prestige Brands


Government Agencies and Consumer Protections Groups:


Anu Gokhale
Staff Attorney, National Advertising
Advertising Self-Regulatory Council

Linda M. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of Cosmetics and
Colors, Acting Chief Medical Officer for
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

Deborah Marrone
Assistant Regional Director,
Northeast Region
Federal Trade Commission




Network with Cosmetics and Personal Care Products decision makers


Here’s what some of our attendees had to say about our one-of-a-kind event:


“It met all our expectations. Very useful. A good overview on cosmetics regulations and OTC.”

“Great content”

“It was a great experience, I learned a lot of FDA and FTC regulations, and also got the possibility to meet & contact experienced people.”


Register today for the industry’s premier and most comprehensive legal and regulatory forum on cosmetic products.



2019 Agenda is
Available Now.

Event Contacts

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
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For media partnership opportunities please contact:
Andrea Sachs
Tel: 212-352-3220 x5224
[email protected]

For questions about this year’s program/content, or information on how you can speak next year please contact:
Esther Ro
Tel: 212-352-3220 ext. 5225
[email protected]

Workshops | March 27, 2019

Workshop A
The Foundation of Beauty: Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Law and Regulation 101


Workshop B
Bringing Beauty Across Borders: Master Class on the International Commercialization of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products


Who You Will Meet

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Industry

  • In-House Counsel, including generalists and those having responsibility for FDA law and regulatory affairs; advertising and promotion; and IP
  • Officers, Directors and Executives for Regulatory Affairs; Quality Assurance; Research & Development; Business Development

Law Firm Attorneys for the Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Industry whose practices focus on:

  • FDA regulation
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Patents and Trademarks
  • Corporate matters
  • Litigation