Granger Legal Consulting
Schroon Lake, NY
Mark Granger has been a leader, and a routinely sought resource, for sports, fitness and consumer products manufacturers for more than three decades. A trained scientist and attorney, Mark is active in North America and internationally, advising clients on product design and liability, risk evaluation, regulatory compliance, product recalls and warnings and instructions. His extensive jury trial experience, combined with a scientific background, also assist him in advising clients on important issues such as litigation avoidance, reduction of litigation risk, and in helping clients determine whether new ventures would be appropriate and profitable. He helps clients evaluate new products and business ventures and helps them obtain the necessary legal and insurance supports. He also advises on ADA compliance and regarding removing physical barriers to disabled persons. Mark served as counsel to the Hockey Equipment Certification Council and was the founder of the Legal Task Force of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association.
Crowell & Moring LLP
Los Angeles, CA
213.443.5544 (LA) | .415.365.7473 (SF)
Kevin Mayer is a partner and civil trial attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP, and Co-Chair of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association Legal Task Force. Kevin’s practice focuses on products liability, OSHA, CPSC, Proposition 65, complex commercial and mass tort litigation. Kevin’s trial docket includes individual, multi-party and class action cases involving allegedly defective products, fraud, unfair and deceptive business practices, and regulatory compliance issues. He has represented numerous clients in the sporting goods, oil and chemical, mining, manufacturing, construction, and financial industries in a variety of federal and state courts, and before government agencies. Kevin has been annually designated in Best Lawyers in America and Southern California Super Lawyers. He is a 2006 recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, and the 2015 Bet Tzedek Social Justice Award. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyers’ Honor Society.
Taylor Anderson LLP
Elizabeth McNulty defends manufacturers in complex catastrophic injury and fatality litigation. She defends class action and mass tort claims, relating to a variety of sports and fitness and other consumer products, in both federal and state courts. In addition, she oversees national and regional counsel defense programs put in place to manage repetitive litigation involving design, manufacture, and warnings defect claims. In her regulatory and environmental practice, Elizabeth defends clients against Proposition 65, asbestos, toxic tort and other environmental exposure claims.
Menlo Park, CA
650.688.6951 | Cell 650.743.6779
Dr. Angela Meyer is a Vice President at Exponent, a leading international engineering and scientific consulting firm providing design consulting, testing, regulatory, risk assessment, product safety, environmental, health and reactive support services to clients including those in the sports, fitness and high tech industries. Angela is a licensed mechanical engineer (CA) and also works with many associations including the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, Watermark for Women and the American Bar Association. She is an avid sports fan and cross-fit enthusiast.
Gary Pappas is a trial attorney with over 29 years of experience in civil litigation. He defends manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others against claims of wrongful death and personal injuries caused by design and manufacturing defects. He has tried and defended catastrophic personal injury cases involving motor vehicles, protective head gear, water sports equipment, and many other consumer products. Gary has published on a variety of procedural and substantive law matters. He is also a frequent panelist and presenter at industry-related events. He is a member of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association Legal Task Force.
Duane Morris LLP
San Francisco, CA
415.957.3178 | Cell 415.867.5297
Paul Rosenlund is a partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris, where he is a trial lawyer and counselor who has represented sports and recreation clients for more than 35 years, including marquee brands in winter sports, cycling, water sports, helmets, racquet sports, scuba, traditional team sports, apparel, skateboards and others. His experience includes products liability and toxic torts, California Proposition 65, product safety and CPSC recalls, risk management, unfair competition and commercial issues, including international arbitration, trade secrets, trademark, copyright and patent litigation, trade regulation, distribution issues, resale price maintenance, and class actions, including consumer protection, antitrust and unfair competition issues. He serves as national or regional counsel for many clients and has handled dozens of jury trials around the country.