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Cooley Partner Recognized for Leadership in Consumer Product Health and Safety

February 1, 2023

London – February 1, 2023 – The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) has recognized Cooley partner Rod Freeman as its 2023 Ross Koeser Achievement Award recipient. As a London-based ICPHSO volunteer and board member, Freeman has provided the organization with opportunities to move beyond North America and into other global locations.

Most recently, Freeman served as international planning chairman of ICPHSO’s International Symposium, which is held in conjunction with the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week, and collaborated with product safety stakeholders, including industry representatives, international regulators, nongovernmental organizations, and international groups such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In October 2022, more than 250 people from 35 countries attended and participated in the symposium in Brussels.

The award will be presented to Freeman by Koeser in February at ICPHSO’s Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Freeman is the first Ross Koeser Achievement Award recipient outside North America.

Cooley’s renowned international product compliance & product liability team provides holistic advice on and practical solutions to global product safety and compliance issues across all sectors – including life sciences, technology, cosmetics and consumer products – with lawyers strategically located in regions that are known to be regulatory hotbeds across the US and Europe. Offering access to an extensive network of top local products lawyers in 140+ countries in six continents, Cooley is uniquely placed to assist clients with product-related issues, wherever they arise.

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