Quentin Riegel

Vice President, Litigation and Deputy General Counsel


Quentin Riegel is the vice president, litigation, and deputy general counsel for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). As part of the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action, Mr. Riegel works to strengthen the NAM's ability to promote manufacturing policy objectives through litigation. He 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.

Mr. Riegel has been in the General Counsel's office since 1980. He works with member companies and outside counsel on a host of litigation issues, including cases on Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation, product liability, punitive damages, class action suits, state taxation of interstate commerce and employment discrimination. 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.