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Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law; Order of the Coif

B.S., magna cum laude, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Roger counsels clients on a broad range of health and safety related regulatory matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal and state agencies. His clients include manufacturers of bulk and specialty chemicals, pesticides, industrial and consumer products, home appliances and electronics, children’s toys, food and dietary supplements, and products subject to special environmental and safety controls.

Representative Experience

  • Advises product manufacturers on compliance with environmental statutes and EPA regulations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • Counsels industrial manufacturers on compliance with hazardous material handling and disposal, workplace safety, and Hazard Communications regulations under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the EPA, and state OSHA counterparts.
  • Advises manufacturers regarding product labeling, advertising, and promotion practices for industrial, agricultural, and consumer goods, including OSHA Hazard Communication labeling and Safety Data Sheets, CPSC hazardous substances labeling, EPA and FDA mandatory labeling for regulated products, and FTC advertising rules such as the Green Guides for environmental friendliness claims.
  • Advises pesticide manufacturers and distributors on the federal and state product registration and compliance with EPA requirements.
  • Counsels clients regarding market recalls of food, drug, and consumer products from the U.S. marketplace before the CPSC and the FDA.
  • Counsels clients regarding the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) (such as lead content and children's products testing and certification) and other consumer product safety standards, rules, and regulations.
  • Represented a major electronics retailer before the CPSC in the nationwide recall of a children's toy product due to a manufacturing defect.
  • Advised a national manufacturer of pet products in connection with the recall of an entire line of pet food products due to salmonella contamination.
  • Represents clients in mergers and acquisitions of subsidiary businesses. Conducts regulatory due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, licensing agreements, and other corporate transactions.

Professional Experience

  • Legal Intern, Computer and Communications Industry Association (2007)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
  • Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
  • Virginia Bar Association (VBA)

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