Mike Gentine practices in the areas of product safety and consumer protection, assisting manufactures, retailers, and other commercial clients on legal, regulatory, enforcement, and penalty matters before various agencies, including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He counsels clients on compliance strategies and government relations, helping them to advance legislative and policy objectives at the state and federal levels.
Mike has extensive product recall experience including negotiating or collaborating on consumer product and motor vehicle recalls in multiple international jurisdictions. Additionally, he has advised a major recreational product and motor vehicle manufacturer on product safety and compliance strategies, and represented the company in agency proceedings, stakeholder organizations, and trade associations.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman Mike held multiple positions at the 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. In addition, he led several efforts to reform rules and regulations, including an initiative to reduce the paperwork burden on CPSC-regulated companies. He was also a CPSC legal fellow and law clerk in the Office of Commissioner Nancy Nord.
Besides his service at the CPSC Mike has experience in government relations where he advanced legislative and policy objectives before federal, state, and local governments. His governmental legal training includes service with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
Mike is a frequent speaker at industry and other conferences on product safety topics including, regulatory, compliance, and government affairs.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Mike Gentine