Quentin Riegel is vice president for litigation and deputy general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He has been in the General Counsel's office since 1980. He handles appellate litigation on manufacturing issues at the Supreme Court and other courts and serves as the NAM's in-house legal counsel in the areas of labor law, health and safety, and international, commercial, antitrust, electronic commerce and intellectual property law.
Mr. Riegel also serves as general counsel for the Council on Competitiveness, a group of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders working to ensure America’s competitiveness.
He works with member companies and outside counsel on a host of litigation issues, including cases on EPA and OSHA regulation, product liability, punitive damages, class action suits, state taxation of interstate commerce and employment discrimination. For example, he coordinated the business community’s legal challenge to the Clinton Administration’s ill-fated ergonomics regulation and successfully advocated favorable Supreme Court decisions in major antitrust, labor law and other cases.
Mr. Riegel came to the NAM from private practice in Washington. He worked on international trade litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and advised corporate and association clients in antitrust, contracts and other corporate law.
Mr. Riegel is a 1978 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association.
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