Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute - Product Safety

When potential product safety concerns arise, your reaction must be timely and effective—that is where we come in.

Providing world-class legal counsel to NAM members on a range of risk management, product safety, crisis response, product recall and product liability issues—at no additional cost.

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon is an international law firm with a stable of nearly 500 attorneys, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s premiere product liability litigation firms, to offer this unique service to our members.


Receive Top-Tier Legal Counsel on Issues Like:

 Risk Management

  • Ensure compliance with product safety standards
  • Protect yourself with the right contracts
  • Improve laws and regulations through public policy

 Product Safety

  • Validate your product designs
  • Learn from field performance
  • Enhance product literature, warnings and labels

Crisis Response

  • Know your company, consumers and risks
  • Respond and communicate effectively
  • Protect business and legal interests

Product Recall

  • Know the agencies and their requirements
  • Implement effective correction action plans
  • Close out agency actions and move forward

Product Liability

  • Develop effective, consistent defenses
  • Align litigation strategies with business goals
  • Identify and implement lessons learned
 

Benefits For NAM Members Include:

  • Prompt responses to your legal questions
  • 30-minute phone call with world-class legal counsel
  • Advice on local, federal, national and global legal issues
  • 10% discount on rates if members retain legal counsel
 
“We contacted the MCI with a question about a contract dispute and we were looking for a solution short of litigation. The MCI team outlined a few possibilities and provided us local assistance. We are grateful for the preliminary information provided and the additional follow-up.” Director of a small environmental goods company

Press Releases

  • 11/16/2017
    The Center News: November 2017
    There have been so many outrageous claims and novel theories of liability against manufacturers over the years that it is unusual to see a more straightforward, run-of-the-mill contract case make it to the Supreme Court for decision. But that happened in 2015 when the Supreme Court decided that retirees are entitled to lifetime vesting of health care benefits under a collective bargaining agreement only when the agreement can be viewed that way using standard contract interpretation principles.
  • 10/18/2017
    The Center News: October 2017

    The Administrative Procedure Act governs the process for rulemaking by administrative agencies. With WOTUS and the many other regulations that the Trump administration is seeking to reverse, the administration cannot simply wave a magic wand—or a magic pen—and undo a regulation. The agency must engage in a new rulemaking, setting forth a well-supported rationale for changing course.

  • 09/20/2017
    The Center News: September 2017

    We have observed states becoming increasingly creative and aggressive in their efforts to extract taxes and fees from manufacturers, sometimes sidestepping procedural and legal requirements. 

  • 07/26/2017
    The Center News: July 2017

    The new Administration is moving forward with gusto in its efforts to unwind the deluge of regulations imposed on manufacturers over the past several years, including a number of issues the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) has been litigating

  • 06/28/2017
    The Center News: June 2017

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its October 2016 term, which included a few very significant holdings for manufacturers.