2023 Regulatory Update (MoCRA)

  • 26 Jan 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Andaz West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Come learn about the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) and other regulatory compliance issues affecting the beauty industry – from product and packaging design to social media and other marketing strategies.

with legal experts

Ronie Schmelz & Avril Love

Tucker Ellis, LLP

Thursday, January 26, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Andaz Hotel

8401 Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90069

valet and self parking available

complimentary wine & tray passed hors d'oeuvres

Event Tickets

Ticket sales ended on 1/25 at noon.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Member Before January 15, 2022 | $88

Non-Member Before January 15, 2022 | $98

Member After January 16, 2022 | $98

Non-Member After January 16, 2022 | $108

Silent Auction

Bid to win amazing products from OSEA, SNOW, OUAI, ILIA BEAUTY, RANVANT, and the BROAD MUSEUM all to benefit our friends at Para Los Niños.

Guest Speakers

Ronie Schmelz

Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

Ronie spent the first 25 years of her career at an international law firm defending clients in complex litigation, including consumer class actions and disputes involving reinsurance, general commercial, real estate, and health care-related matters. During the second half of her career, she has committed herself to advising clients on litigation-avoidance strategies so they can confidently focus on building and operating their businesses in a manner that reduces the risk of regulatory oversight or consumer challenges. These strategies include implementing best practices for complying with regulations and standards enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), other federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as the National Advertising Division (NAD), and ways to reduce exposure to consumer class actions. Ronie advises clients on a myriad of topics – including the implementation of recall procedures and responding to FDA Warning Letters, Notices of Action, and MedWatch Adverse Event Reports – and she defends clients in nationwide consumer class actions.

Ronie has deep industry knowledge and extensive experience advising clients in the consumer product industry, particularly those that manufacture cosmetics, skin and hair care products, dietary supplements, and household goods. Along with her experienced team of Tucker Ellis attorneys, Ronie counsels companies on compliance with the Federal Packaging and Labeling Act, California Proposition 65, the marketing of CBD and hemp products under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill), and other federal and state consumer protection, advertising, and unfair business practices laws. Ronie and her team also draft and negotiate vendor and corporate agreements and manage domestic and international intellectual property rights, helping clients achieve good business hygiene by ensuring that proper contracts and IP protections are in place.

A leader in the cosmetics industry, Ronie serves as legal counsel to the executive board of Beauty Industry West. She also frequently speaks at industry events, including Cosmoprof North America and Bologna, Natural Products Association (NPA), California and New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers’ Day, and American Conference Institute. She has taught a course on Advertising Law at Loyola Marymount University Law School, UCLA Extension and the Fashion Institute of Design & Management (FIDM). Ronie also provides added value to client relationships by conducting educational in-house regulatory training sessions.

In addition to her consumer products practice, Ronie has extensive experience litigating reinsurance disputes and advising on insurance coverage matters.

Avril Love

Counsel, Tucker Ellis, LLP

After spending years defending medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, particularly in the context of recalls, Avril has considerable knowledge of FDA’s regulatory regime and enforcement activities. She has defended companies in numerous industries facing consumer and e-commerce claims based on products liability, advertising, marketing practices, website accessibility, consumer contracts, data security, and privacy issues.  She also has defended clients facing regulatory enforcement over quality and import/export issues, as well as business-to-business disputes involving antitrust, fraud, trade secrets, and other torts.

Avril has developed significant expertise serving personal care and consumer product companies facing these very issues. She acts as both a coach and a line of defense, observing clients’ field position to anticipate and identify risks, training internal teams to independently navigate legal and reputational risks in their daily decision-making, and proactively developing regulatory compliance and risk mitigation strategies that position clients to defend lawsuits long before they reach the courtroom.

When the hustle and bustle of her work schedule permits, Avril plays soccer with her husband and friends (defense, of course!), attends her children’s various sports events, hikes with her dogs, and feeds scores of friends and family at a very large dining table.

Presented By

Thank you to our wonderful partners at Catalyst Technologies for sponsoring this event.

Thank you to our Sponsor: Catalyst Technologies

Beauty Industry West (BIW) is a nonprofit trade organization focused on bringing together today's innovators, entrepreneurs, experts and future industry leaders.



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