Julia Gowin and Nilo Karbassi recently contributed to a roundtable discussion with the Los Angeles Times on trends in the beauty, fashion and consumer goods industries. At the top of that list is the recent legislation passed in California to prohibit the sale of cosmetic products containing intentionally added PFAS. Also of note, on August 30, 2022, the California assembly passed a bill that would prohibit intentionally added PFAS in apparel (we will be closely watching that development). With a current upward trend in class-action litigation within the beauty product industry, companies are forced to concentrate heavily on their ingredients and their suppliers to minimize the risk of potential harm and avoid lawsuits. For Julia’s advice to early-stage companies and to view the full article, click here
Julia Gowin is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office focusing her practice on all aspects of complex civil litigation including product liability, premises liability, toxic and mass torts and environmental law. Julia has over a ...
Nilofar Karbassi is an associate attorney with a wide range of experience in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation in relation to catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. She represents clients ranging from ...
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