Manufacturers' Center For Legal Action

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The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action will position the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as the leading voice of manufacturers in the courts. For decades, the NAM has successfully litigated on behalf of the 12 million men and women who make things in the United States. The Center represents the culmination of a proactive legal strategy that advances our policy objectives and safeguards our rights and the rights of our members to advocate for the interests that make manufacturing strong.

The Center’s expanded legal team will work to rein in regulatory overreach, protect our hard-fought legislative gains and ensure a level playing field for manufacturers. The team will engage in party litigation, provide amicus support in key cases and promote education about the legal issues that impact the vitality of the manufacturing sector. Our ability to grow, innovate and create jobs is at stake. 

The Center engages in these areas:

What You Need to Know

 Litigation

  • Lead the NAM’s involvement in litigation  
  • Position the NAM as a leader on issues critical to our membership

Education

  • Develop targeted, plain-English communications that keep our members informed  
  • Host regular conference calls and webinars for the in-house counsel community  
  • Educate the public and press through briefings, articles, blogs, media appearances and more

Resources

  • Build a members-only resource library of background memos and resources  
  • Create networking and information-sharing opportunities for in-house counsel

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  • 04/20/2016
    The Center News: April 2016
    Plaintiffs continue to push for expansion of jurisdiction despite decades of U.S. Supreme Court rulings to the contrary. Jurisdiction involves which courts have the power to make legal decisions in a case, and improper jurisdiction can be very costly for defendants.
  • 03/16/2016
    The Center News: March 2016
    Plaintiffs continue to push for expansion of jurisdiction despite decades of U.S. Supreme Court rulings to the contrary. Jurisdiction involves which courts have the power to make legal decisions in a case, and improper jurisdiction can be very costly for defendants.
  • 02/17/2016
    The Center News: February 2016
    For us, 2015 was a year of unprecedented litigation activity, as our efforts to represent the NAM and manufacturers in the courts found us weighing in across a broad spectrum of important issues.
  • 01/29/2016
    The Center News: January 2016
    For us, 2015 was a year of unprecedented litigation activity, as our efforts to represent the NAM and manufacturers in the courts found us weighing in across a broad spectrum of important issues.
  • 12/16/2015
    The Center News: December 2015
    Sometimes David really does beat Goliath. For 17 years, Deerfield, Florida pump manufacturer Moving Waters Industries (MWI) fought the federal government in a False Claims Act case. And recently they won—and scored a victory for all manufacturers.