With experience spanning federal government, private practice, and in-house roles, Mike advises clients on legal and regulatory matters particularly in the area of consumer goods and product safety.
Mike has held multiple positions at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He served as senior counsel for the Office of CPSC Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic from 2014-2017, where he advised on various policy, enforcement, and ethics issues. He led several efforts to reform rules and regulations, including an initiative to reduce the paperwork burden on CPSC-regulated companies. He also worked at the CPSC as a legal fellow and law clerk in the Office of Commissioner Nancy Nord.
Most recently, Mike advised a major recreational product and motor vehicle manufacturer on product safety and compliance strategies, representing the company in agency proceedings, in stakeholder organizations, and in trade associations. He also served the company in a government relations role, advancing legislative and policy objectives before federal, state, and local governments. His legal training included service with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
Aided by a prior career in broadcast journalism, Mike is a frequent speaker at industry and other conferences on product safety, regulatory, compliance, and government affairs topics.
Admitted only in Maryland, not admitted in the District of Columbia. Practicing under the supervision of partners of Schiff Hardin LLP admitted in the District of Columbia.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Mike Gentine
Mike Gentine is counsel at Schiff Hardin, and he was recognized as a 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his writings on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He covers the agency from a broad perspective, analyzing the legislative and regulatory path through tumultuous current events. Writing with a solid base of CPSC understanding, he provides National Law Review readers with crucial insights into policy objectives, recall management, and how companies can best protect themselves in litigation.