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

  • 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.

  • 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.