2022 Prop. 65 Conference

Prop. 65 Annual Conference
Monday, September 19, 2022
Julia Morgan Ball Room, Merchant Exchange Building
San Francisco, CA




7:45 to 9:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Pre-Conference Classes

8:00 to 9:00
Prop. 65 Compliance 101: How to Comply with Prop. 65

Renee Kalmes, Principal, Exponent
Kristi Morioka, Senior Staff Counsel, OEHHA
Kaya Allan Sugerman, Illegal Toxic Threats Program Director, Center for Environmental Health

8:00 to 9:00
Prop. 65 Freshmen Orientation: Key Legal Decisions that Shape Prop. 65

Howie Hirsch, Partner, Lexington Law Group
Rohit Sabnis, Partner, Keller and Heckman

Plenary Session

9:05 to 9:10
Welcome to the Conference

Lana Beckett, Publisher Prop. 65 Clearinghouse

9:10 to 9:30
Opening Address by the Conference Chair

Renee Wasserman, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

9:30 to 10:30
Analytical Testing of Your Product: What Companies Need to Know Before and After They Get a 60-Day Notice

Greg Sperla, Attorney, DLA Piper
Justin Burmeister, Director of Chemistry and Business Innovation, ATS Labs
Holly Foley, Senior Scientist, Keller and Heckman
Tom Lewandowski, Principal, Gradient
Margaret Whittaker, Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices

10:30 to 10:45

10:45 to 11:45
Show Me the Money: How to Make Prop. 65 Attorney Fees More Transparent

David Sadwick, Assistant Chief Counsel, DTSC
Michael Green, CEO, Center for Envinronmental Health
Catherine Johnson, Principal, Environmental General Counsel
Malcolm Weiss, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Lucas Williams, Professor and Staff Attorney, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law

11:45 to 12:45

12:45 to 1:45
Lunch Program
"An Inside History of Proposition 65"

Guest Speaker:
David Roe
Principal (Retired), Law Offices of David Roe

1:45 to 2:45
What Guidance from OEHHA Would be Helpful to Stakeholders on Topics Such as Averaging, Measurements and Background Levels?

Margaret Whittaker, Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices
Caroline Cox, Senior Scientist (Retired), Center for Environmental Health
Nathaniel Kane, Executive Director, Environmental Law Foundation
Trent Norris, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer
Rob Scofield, Vice President and Principal Toxicologist, GSI Environmental

2:45 to 3:45
What Does it Mean to Bring an Action in "The Public Interest?"

James Wheaton, Senior Counsel, Environmental Law Foundation
Cliff Chanler, Principal, Chanler LLC
Vineet Dubey, Partner, Custodio & Dubey
Noam Glick, Partner, Entorno Law, LLP
Mark Todzo, Partner, Lexington Law Group

3:45 to 4:00

Breakout Sessions

4:00 to 5:00
What Statutory Changes Would Improve the Operation and Effectiveness of Prop. 65?

Round Table:
Sophia Castillo, Partner, Downey Brand
Jeff Margulies, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association
Peg Toledo, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

4:00 to 5:00 
Res Judicata… Déjà Vu, All Over Again 

Rick McNeil, Partner, Crowell & Moring
Amy Lally, Partner, Sidley Austin
Ryan Landis, Partner, CMBG3 Law
Judith Praitis, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

5:00 to 6:00
Networking Cocktail Reception

Prop 65 Program Materials


2022 Prop. 65 Conference Sponsors


Full Sponsors

  • Applied Technical Services (ATS)
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Downey Brand LLP
  • Environmental General Counsel PC
  • Exponent
  • GSI Environmental
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • ToxServices LLC

Basic Sponsors

  • • Buchalter, APC
  • • CMBG3 Law
  • • EnSIGHT
  • • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • • Gradient
  • • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • • Sidley Austin LLP
  • • Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

Supporting Sponsors

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Herbal Products Association
  • Asian Food Trade Association
  • Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
  • California Environmental Insider (CEI Today)
  • California Retailers Association
  • Center For Environmental Health
  • Chinese Herb Trade Association of America
  • Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)
  • Independent Bakers Association