Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute - Environmental

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Sidley Austin’s environmental practice consists of more than 30 lawyers in offices worldwide who are recognized for their success in handling the most complicated matters arising under environmental and natural resources laws, such as the Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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  • Understanding broad new requirements for chemical identification, manufacture, use and disposal under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Sustainability reporting requirements
  • Navigating state-specific environmental labeling and use regulations
  • Avoiding third-party lawsuits and protecting intellectual property
  • Complying with actions by agencies such as EPA

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“We are very happy with the responsiveness and helpfulness of the MCI attorneys, and we even contacted the firm for more information.” CEO of a cleaning products company

Press Releases

  • 06/15/2017
    Manufacturers Support President Trump’s Approach to Smarter Regulation

    The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Center for Legal Action filed a brief in the Public Citizen v. Trump lawsuit in support of the administration’s executive order on regulations.

  • 11/22/2016
    Manufacturers Applaud Delay on Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after a federal judge temporarily halted the Obama administration’s final overtime regulation
  • 09/20/2016
    Manufacturers Challenge Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) filed suit against the Department of Labor on the newly updated overtime rule.
  • 07/14/2016
    Manufacturers Score Win in Microsoft Case
    Today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a troubling lower court decision holding that the government can use a search warrant issued in the United States under the Stored Communications Act to gain access to digital content owned by a non-U.S. customer and located outside of the United States.
  • 07/08/2016
    Manufacturers: OSHA Lacks Statutory Authority on Injury and Illness Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement announcing the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) injury and illness rule in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

  • 05/24/2017
    The Center News: May 2017

    Beginning this month, the new MCLA Legal Advisory Council will be the one-stop shop for in-house counsel from NAM companies to engage with the legal center. 

  • 04/19/2017
    The Center News: April 2017

    At a time when political rancor and divisiveness are at a high point, it is a good thing for American democracy to have a full complement of justices and a fully functioning Supreme Court.

  • 03/22/2017
    The Center News: March 2017

    EPA Hears Manufacturers' Concerns and Delays Risk Management Programs Rule.

  • 02/17/2017
    The Center News: February 2017

    Employers are in a wait-and-see pattern but should anticipate increased complexity surrounding employment-based visa programs.

  • 01/26/2017
    The Center News: January 2017

    President Obama has relied on, and expanded, the power of the administrative state by making substantial use of both executive orders and presidential memoranda to achieve policy objectives.