February 5, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 36

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Howard N. Tarnoff

Since May 2015, Howard Tarnoff has served as the Acting Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Mr. Tarnoff oversees the Commission’s Defect Investigations Division, Regulatory Enforcement Division, and Field Investigations Division.

Mr. Tarnoff began his career with CPSC in 1995 as a Trial Attorney in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations.  In 2008, Mr. Tarnoff became the Team Lead of the Regulated Products Team of the Division of Compliance in the Office of the General Counsel.  In 2010, Mr. Tarnoff became the Senior Counselor to the Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations.

Mr. Tarnoff received a B.S. degree in Business Economics & Public Policy and International Studies from Indiana University— Bloomington.  He received a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.  He is a member of the bar in New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Howard N. Tarnoff