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.

Panels last year included:

This year’s panels will be posted by June, 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

Basic Sponsor

Greenberg Traurig

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


Coming Soon

Pre-Conference Classes

7:30am to 8:30am

Prop. 65 Compliance 101


Renee Kalmes
Principal, Exponent

Carol Monahan-Cummings
Chief Counsel, OEHHA

Matt Nevins
Research Manager, Center for Environmental Health
7:30am to 8:30am

Prop. 65 Freshmen Orientation


Robert Schuda
Partner, Dentons USA

Bill Verick
President, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation

Laura Zuckerman
Deputy Attorney General

8:30am to 9:00am


Plenary Session

9:00am to 9:10am

Welcome to the Conference

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

Opening Address by the Conference Chair

Robert Falk
Partner, Morrison & Foerster

 09:40am to 10:00am


 10:00am to 11:00am

Warning Regulations: Allocating Responsibility in the Distribution Chain and Third Party Platforms


Fiona Smith
Writer, Prop. 65 Clearinghouse and CEI Today


Roxy Carter
Deputy Attorney General

Mario Fernandez
Senior Counsel, OEHHA

John Hewitt
Senior Director, State Affairs, Consumer Brands Association

Rachel Michelin
President, California Retailers Association

Eric Somers
Principal, Lexington Law Group

 11:00am to 11:20am


 11:20am to 12:20pm

Litigating, Regulating, and Reformulating Acrylamide in Foods


Carol Monahan-Cummings
Chief Counsel, OEHHA


Sarah Esmaili
Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Judith Praitis
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Howie Hirsch
Partner, Lexington Law Group

Margaret Whittaker
Managing Director & Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices

 12:20pm to 1:00pm

Lunch Break and Networking

 1:00pm to 2:00pm

First Amendment Argument: Has Anything Changed?


Lucas Williams
Professor and Staff Attorney, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic, Golden Gate University


Trent Norris
Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Dennis Raglin
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

James Wheaton
Senior Counsel, First Amendments Project and President, Environmental Law Foundation

 2:00pm to 2:20pm


 2:20pm to 3:20pm

Before the 60-Day Notice Arrives: Strategies for Keeping Your Products Prop. 65 Compliant


Tom Lewandowski 
Principal, Gradient


Ryan Landis
Principal, Polsinelli

Malcolm Weiss
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Lynn Fiorentino
Partner, Arent Fox

Amy Lally
Partner, Sidley Austin

 3:20pm to 4:00pm

Break and Networking

Breakout Sessions

 4:00pm to 5:00pm

New Prop. 65 Hurdles Facing the Marijuana and Alcohol Industry


Joel Cohen
Senior Toxicologist, Gradient


Cynthia Bryant
Chief Business Officer, Demetrix

Anne Marie Ellis
Senior Counsel, Buchalter

Natalie Rainer
Counsel, Keller and Heckman

Will Wagner
Associate, Greenberg Traurig

 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Finding Solutions to Help Affected Communities Ensure the Safety of Their Imported Food Sources


Michael Green
CEO, Center for Environmental Health


Leticia Ayala
Campaign Director, Healthy Kids & Leadership Development, Environmental Health Coalition 

Sophia Castillo
Partner, Downey Brand

Bob Maxwell
Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

Ron Tanner
VP Education, Government & Industry Relations, Specialty Food Association

 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Prop. 65 Enforcement: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys: Round 2


Sue Fiering
Deputy Attorney, Retired Annuitant


David Roe
Principal, Law Offices of David Roe (retired)

David Sadwick
Partner, Tatro Tekosky Sadwick

Bill Verick
President, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

The rates are as follows:
Regular Attendee $750
Non-Profit/Association $400
Government Employee/Student* $150
Early Bird Discount** -$100
Late Bird Fee *** +$200

*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
***The Late Bird Fee is applied starting 9/20/21

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.