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ACIs Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Friday, February 21, 2014

4:00 PM BST - 4:00 PM BST

Prepare to Meet the Challenges of the Rapidly Evolving Legal and Regulatory Landscape of the Cosmetics Industry

The cosmetics industry is facing the prospect of stricter compliance measures as illustrated by the proposed Safe Cosmetics Act of 2013 which is based upon FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Additionally the FDA’s draft guidance on cGMPs for Cosmetics and warning letters regarding labeling claims issued early in 2013 are creating new compliance challenges for personal care products companies. This comes at a time when the industry is already scrambling to catch up with California’s Proposition 65 requirements, other state level green chemistry initiatives, and retailer imposed demands with respect to ingredients. This ongoing political and regulatory turmoil, coupled with existing pressures with respect to advertising and labeling enforcement and concurrent plaintiff’s lawsuits, are leading to a multitude of questions ranging from the scope of FDA authority to potential liabilities.

To help you make sense of these developments and their potential impact on existing legal and regulatory approaches in the cosmetics industry, ACI has developed The Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics. A distinguished faculty of over two dozen leading legal and regulatory cosmetics experts – including FTC, FDA and NAD representatives – will address the intricacies of proposed regulations as well as existing challenges affecting such core cosmetics functions as advertising and promotion, labeling, trademarks, cGMPs, animal testing, import restrictions, and more.

Paul Hastings partner Dennis Ellis is a featured panelist on Day 1 to discuss "Mitigating the Risk of and Defending Cosmetics Products Liability and False Advertising Class Actions."

For additional information and to register, visit the ACI site


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