Legal Task Force

These attorneys represent the industry in litigation and in trials and provide counsel in the areas of products liability, national and international trade/supply chain, intellectual property, contract and transactional matters, statutory and regulatory compliance, technology, standard-of-care, and state-of-the-art issues. Their expertise serves to enhance the viability of, and provide, comprehensive legal services to, the sporting goods and fitness industry. 

Below you can find a list of SFIA Representation with areas of expertise listed out. SFIA Members receive their first call for free.

Paul G. Cereghini

Firm Chair
Bowman and Brooke LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Recreational Sports Equipment Defense (including helmets)

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Gary Wolensky

Shareholder
BuchalterNemer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Product Liability Litigation & Risk Management
  • Product Design
  • Product Warnings & Instructions
  • Product Regulatory Issues Involving the CPSC
  • Trade Regulation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trademark, Copyright, & Intellectual Property Litigation

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Francesco Sardone

Partner
Carter, DeLuca & Farrell LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights

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Frances Hadfield

Counsel
Crowell & Moring

Areas of Expertise:

  • International Trade
  • Litigation & Trial
  • Regulatory & Policy

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Vicki Dallas

Founding Shareholder
Dallas Innovation Law

Areas of Expertise:

  • Structure and Formation of Business Entities
  • Stock and Equity Incentive Plans
  • Capital Raising and Financing Arrangements (Debt and Equity)
  • Venture Capital
  • Licensing
  • Distribution and Marketing Arrangements
  • Commercial Contracts and Agreements
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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Paul S. Rosenlund

Partner
Duane Morris LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Product Liability Litigation & Risk Management
  • CPSC Compliance & Product Recalls
  • Class Actions, including False Advertising & Unfair Competition
  • California Proposition 65 Compliance & Litigation
  • Domestic & International Trade and Distribution
  • Trademark & Brand Licensing & Protection

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Michael J. Wall

Of Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Negotiation
  • Risk Management and Personal Injury Litigation
  • In-House Counseling
  • Trademark Licensing and Protection
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Player Contracts

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Michael E. Dill

Partner
Holland & Hart

Areas of Expertise:

  • Emerging Growth & Venture Capital
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Transactions
  • Securities & Capital Markets
  • Commercial Contract Matters

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Joshua F. Kahn

Principal
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Area of Expertise:

  • Environment & Energy
  • Environmental Litigation & Enforcement Actions
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts

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Timothy L. Mullin

Senior Counsel
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Complex Tort Litigation
  • U.S. CPSC Regulatory Compliance
  • Product Recalls
  • Manufacturer Risk Management
  • Product Warnings and Instructions
  • Fire and Electric Shock Litigation

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Matthew T. Wagman

Principal
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission & Regulatory Compliance
  • Coverage Disputes & Litigation
  • Financial Institution Litigation
  • Insurance Acquisition, Assessment & Asset Management
  • Insurance Recovery & Risk Management
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Manufacturer/Supplier Cost Recovery
  • National Coordinating Counsel
  • Power Tools & Industrial Machinery Litigation
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Risk Prevention & Management
  • Toxic Exposures

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Kim Caine

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sanctions and Export Controls
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Government Relations & Public Policy
  • Regulation & Investigations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure, Mining & Commodities
  • Technology & Innovation

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Kevin C. Mayer

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory
  • Health & Safety Law
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure, Mining & Commodities
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare

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Lisel M. Ferguson

Partner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports and Active Lifestyle
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Licensing and Technology Transactions
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation, Corporate and Commercial

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David E. Cohen

Member
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Customs & Other Agencies
  • Customs Communications, Investigations & Regulatory Audits
  • Free Trade Agreements & Other Preference Programs
  • Import Compliance
  • Rules of Origin Determinations & Country of Origin Marking
  • Valuation

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Jonathan M. Menuez

Managing Shareholder
Sutter O’Connell Attorneys

Areas of Expertise:

  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Product Liability
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturing

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For more information or for questions on the Legal Task Force, contact [email protected].