The extent and stringency of the legal requirements that the U.S. government should impose on companies that produce internet-connected products will be the subject of a public hearing that Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is holding on May 16, 2018.
Informed by data from regulators, standards organizations, and business and consumer advocates, the hearing will explore Internet of Things (IoT) devices’ potential to cause physical harm as a result of the way they exist at the point of purchase or after they’ve been corrupted as a result of being “connected to a network through malicious, incorrect, or careless changes to operational code.”
Find out which hot-button issues the CSPC has decided to exclude from the hearing’s discussions. Read MoFo’s litigation department’s blog post.
Erin M. Bosman
Erin Bosman is the chair of the firm’s Product Liability Group. Her practice covers a wide range of product liability issues, with a particular focus in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer products industries. Erin has tried jury cases to verdict in state and federal court and has successfully argued before the Second Circuit and California Court of Appeal. She has represented clients as national coordinating and trial counsel in multijurisdictional and multidistrict proceedings. Erin is recommended by Legal 500 US and Chambers USA; was selected by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top Women Lawyers in 2012; and selected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America’s Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.
What do you like about your work? I love the intellectual challenge of learning about products and the legal challenges of defending them in court. I enjoy explaining complicated engineering and biology in terms that average people can understand. But perhaps most importantly, I love working with the people on our team.
What is your favorite book? Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
What is your favorite thing about your city? I live about 10 minutes from the office in a wonderful house that sits on more than an acre. I love the ability to practice law in a sophisticated firm yet live in a place where I can raise my family. More ›
Julie Y. Park
Julie protects her clients’ products no matter what kind of product issue they face, whether it is planning for new product development, recalling an existing product, or defending clients against product liability or consumer class actions. Drawing on her deep technical and legal expertise, Julie counsels clients on consumer product safety regulation and pharmaceutical and medical device preemption while also managing complex and multijurisdictional litigation both in state and federal court.
What do you like best about your work? I love learning about my clients’ business and products and helping them solve interesting problems, whether that means coming up with an interesting legal argument, crafting responses to media inquiries, or trying to predict new trends in liability and ways to manage that risk. And I love that I get to do all that with my incredibly smart and talented colleagues at MoFo.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy playing board games with my two sons. I also enjoy playing the violin, which I’ve done since I was a child, and when I can, I love to get together with friends to play chamber music.
What is your favorite book? The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. More ›
Brian L. Hazen
Brian Hazen is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Diego office. His practice focuses on appellate and complex civil litigation.
Brian represents clients in both state and federal court, as well as before state and federal agencies, in all phases of litigation. He also has experience defending clients through government and internal investigations, including in proceedings initiated by the Securities More ›