Phillips Nizer Welcomes David Schmeltzer as a Special Consultant for Consumer Products Safety Compliance Matters

Mr. Schmeltzer Served as Director of Compliance for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

New York law firm, Phillips Nizer, welcomed David “Dave” Schmeltzer as a Special Consultant for consumer products safety compliance matters in late spring 2011. Dave has a wealth of experience and will be working closely with Jeremy Richardson, a partner at Phillips Nizer in the firm’s Fashion Practice, who devotes a significant amount of his legal practice on children’s apparel, accessories and furniture.

Dave was previously at the Consumer Product Safety Commission for 20 years, first as an Assistant General Counsel and then Deputy General Counsel, where he was instrumental in most aspects of the CPSC’s rule making activities and interpretations of the new law. Dave was then appointed as the CPSC’s Director of Compliance. In that role he supervised the enforcement of all the Commission’s regulations, monitored investigations of potentially dangerous defective products, negotiated voluntary corrective actions to address substantial hazards, reviewed the adequacy of voluntary and mandatory consumer recalls and assessed civil penalties for violations of the Commission’s laws and regulations.

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Phillips Nizer LLP has been engaged in a wide-ranging practice of domestic and international law for over 80 years. Established in 1926 by Louis Phillips, former Assistant General Counsel to Paramount Motion Pictures, and Louis Nizer, considered one of the most outstanding trial lawyers of the twentieth century, the firm consists of lawyers who are well-respected leaders in their fields. Our bond with the fashion and apparel industries began in the 1940s, a relationship that continues to this day almost 60 years later. Our principal office is in New York City, with additional offices in Garden City, Long Island and Hackensack, New Jersey. For more information about Phillips Nizer LLP, please visit:

Contact: Jeremy D. Richardson / (212) 841-0541
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