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Mark Granger

Granger Legal Consulting

Schroon Lake, NY

518.532.7459

mgranger@mgrangerlaw.com

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.

Kevin C. Mayer

Crowell & Moring LLP

Los Angeles, CA

213.443.5544 (LA) |  .415.365.7473 (SF)

kmayer@crowell.com

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.

Elizabeth Vanis McNulty

Taylor Anderson LLP

Irvine, CA

949.390.6499 | Cell 949.466.3463

emcnulty@talawfirm.com

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.

 

Angela A. Meyer, PhD, PE

Exponent, Inc. 

Menlo Park, CA

650.688.6951 | Cell 650.743.6779

ameyer@exponent.com

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

Carlton Fields

Miami, FL

305.539.7230

gpappas@carltonfields.com

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.

 

Paul S. Rosenlund

Duane Morris LLP

San Francisco, CA

415.957.3178 | Cell 415.867.5297

PSRosenlund.duanemorris.com

 

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.

William A. Starr

Morrison Mahoney, LLP

Manchester, NH

603.518.1974  

wstarr@morrisonmahoney.com

Bill Starr is the Managing Partner for the Manchester, New Hampshire, office of Morrison Mahoney.  Bill has been a litigator for almost twenty years. He regularly defends clients in state and federal courts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. He has extensive experience in product liability (including sports-related products), construction liability, premises liability, employment liability, auto/truck liability, aviation liability, and non-medical professional liability, including that concerning attorneys, design professionals, real estate brokers, and insurance agents. Additionally, he has worked closely with the sporting-goods industry with respect to claims, product design, and state-and-federal-regulation compliance. Bill has authored multiple sports-related legal articles and has spoken at multiple sports-related trade-group conferences.

Gary Wolensky

Buchalter

Irvine, CA

949.224.6244

gwolensky@buchlater.com

Gary Wolensky is the Products Liability and Practice Group Chair at Buchalter.  Gary has tried more than 100 lawsuits to verdict and was named by Best as 2017 Defense Personal Injury and Product Litigation of the Year for LA and Orange County, CA.  His focus is on product liability and personal injury litigation and consumer fraud class actions involving claims if defective products, false and misleading advertising, fraud, and unfair and deceptive business practices.  Gary regularly represents and tries cases for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the sports and fitness, automotive, amusement park, industrial equipment, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.   Further, he represents companies before federal and state regulatory bodies including the CPSC, FDA, and FTC.