Monday, September 27, 2021 7:30am-5pm Pacific Time







About the Conference

For the last 16 years, the Prop. 65 Annual Conference has prevailed as the only venue for the entire Prop. 65 community to come together to discuss key issues, regulatory changes, and enforcement trends.

This year’s Conference will again be the premier event where the regulated community can find out the latest trends and meet with the key players—regulators, public and private enforcers, and defense teams.

Below is an outline of what to expect this year, scroll down further for the full agenda:

Pre-conference classes will discuss:

Plenary Panels will discuss:

Breakout Panels will discuss:

Last year’s feedback from sponsors, attendees, and speakers was overwhelmingly positive. Over 250 businesses, trade associations, attorneys, and regulators are expected to attend the one-day virtual gathering.

This year’s panels will be posted very soon, stay tuned! Due to continued COVID-19 uncertainties, the Conference will be virtual again this year allowing for a much wider audience to attend.


 Premier Sponsor

Full Sponsor

Crowell & Moring
Downey Brand
Hunton Andrews Kurth

Basic Sponsor

Greenberg Traurig
Steptoe & Johnson
Environmental General Counsel
Kelley Drye & Warren
GSI Environmental
Keller and Heckman
Beveridge & Diamond
Scali Rasmussen
Sidley Austin
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reat

Supporting Sponsor

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
Center For Environmental Health
Independent Bakers Association
American Herbal Products Association
California Retailers Association
Asian Food Trade Association
Association of Food Industries
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
California Environmental Insider
American Chemistry Council
California Grocers Association
Oriental Food Association


Pre-Conference Classes

7:30 to 8:30

Compliance 101: How To Comply With Prop. 65


Kristi Morioka
Senior Staff Counsel, OEHHA

Rob Scofield
Vice President and Principal Toxicologist, GSI Environmental

Kaya Allan Sugerman
Illegal Toxic Threats Program Director, Center for Environmental Health

7:30 to 8:30

Freshmen Orientation: Key Legal Decisions That Shape Prop. 65


Joe Mann
Attorney, Lexington Law Group

Richard McNeil
Partner, Crowell & Moring

Dennis Ragen
Deputy Attorney General

8:30 to 9:00


Plenary Session

9:00 to 9:10

Welcome to the Conference

Lana Beckett
Publisher, Prop. 65 Clearinghouse
9:10 to 9:40

Opening Address by the Conference Chair

Carol Monahan-Cummings
Chief Counsel, OEHHA

 9:40 to 10:00


 10:00 to 11:00

Prop. 65 Proposed Short-Form Warning Regulations: Will the Warnings Be Better?


Eric Somers
Principal, Lexington Law Group


John Hewitt
Senior Director, Consumer Brands Association

Jeffrey Margulies
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Bob Schuda
Partner, Dentons USA

Renee Wasserman
Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

 11:00 to 11:20


 11:20 to 12:20

Regulatory and Legal Updates Concerning Acrylamide in Food Products


Nathaniel Kane
Executive Director, Environmental Law Foundation


Ryan Landis
Partner, CMBG3 Law

Judith Praitis
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Rohit (Ro) Sabnis,
Partner, Keller & Heckman

Margaret Whittaker
Managing Director & Chief toxicologist, Tox Services

 12:20 to 1:00

Lunch Break and Networking

 1:00 to 2:00

Challenges Small Businesses Face Complying with Prop. 65


Fiona Smith
Writer, California Environmental Insider


Garret Bazurto
Legislative Director, Office of Assemlymember Ed Chau

Sophia Castillo
Partner, Downey Brand

Ron Tanner
Past Vice President, Specialty Food Association

Bill Verick
President, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation

 2:00 to 2:20


 2:20 to 3:20

Implications of Prop. 65's Proposed Regulations Regarding Cannabis And THC Products


Carol Monahan-Cummings
Chief Counsel, OEHHA


Eddie Franco
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager, California Cannabis Industry Organization

Catherine Johnson
Partner, Environmental General Counsel

Michael McGuffin
President, American Herbal Products Association

Malcolm Weiss
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

 3:20 to 3:40


 3:40 to 4:40

The Divide Between Businesses and Environmentalists over What Prop. 65 Has Accomplished


Bob Falk
Principal, R. Falk Law


Michael Green
CEO, Center for Environmental Health

Trent Norris
Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Claudia Polsky
Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic, UC Berkeley

Adam Regele
Policy Advocate, CalChamber

 4:40 to 5:00


Frequently Asked Questions

The rates are as follows:
Regular Attendee $750
Non-Profit/Association $400
Government Employee/Student* $150
Early Bird Discount** -$100

*This rate is reserved for government employees and students only. You will be required to email a valid government or student I.D. to

**The Early Bird Discount is available through 8/13/21

You can Sponsor the Prop. 65 Annual Conference by choosing one of three Sponsorship Levels that we offer. Deadline to sign up to be a sponsor is Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Please go to Prop 65 Clearinghouse or email for more information.
Pending certification by the California State Bar, approximately 7 hours of credit for attending the entire Conference are available. MCLE credit is available only for the California State Bar. We will not provide credit for any other state bar. To receive full credits, your screen time will be tracked of all sessions attended AND you are required to fill out, sign, and turn in the provided MCLE form/survey to after. No exceptions.
Should you be unable to attend, a refund will be made for cancellations received via email to by Monday, September 13, 2021 - however, the virtual sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available to view for 30 days after the scheduled event. If you notify us after Monday, September 13, 2021, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your organization, or credit the registration fee to next year's conference.

A $175 administrative charge will be applied to refunds of registrations after the expiration of the Early Bird Rate, which is Friday, August 13, 2021.
We have done away with the group discount for the virtual event, but the price to attend has been discounted from our normal rate.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials before the event and can test the system the morning of the event to get familiar with the interface. If you are having technical trouble, contact
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
We recommend Chrome or Firefox.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.