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Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen Law LLC
Principal

Neal Cohen is an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant in the United States. He advises companies whose products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), where he served in various capacities as an attorney and senior official. Neal assists companies designing and bringing new consumer products to market with a focus on product safety and regulatory compliance throughout a company’s product design, supply chain, and manufacturing processes.  Neal also provides counsel and guidance to his clients whose brands may be at risk when managing sensitive, high-stakes recalls.

Neal joined the CPSC as a Trial Attorney where he eventually led the CPSC’s Chinese Drywall investigation, the largest investigation in CPSC’s history.  Neal testified before the Senate Subcommittee overseeing the CPSC’s investigation in the matter. Neal also was a senior legal advisor in CPSC’s Office of Compliance where he was involved in the enforcement of all of the Commission’s regulations, monitored investigations of potentially dangerous products, negotiated corrective action plans to determine the adequacy of the plan, and negotiated civil penalties for companies that violated the commission’s laws and regulations.

Eventually appointed to be the CPSC’s Small Business Ombudsman, Neal has spoken at conferences, symposia, and trade shows in a variety of industries around the world.  Neal is also the lead author and designer of CPSC’s Regulatory Robot.  The Robot, which catalogs and guides businesses through every regulation that the CPSC enforces, was the first of its kind and represented one of Neal’s many accomplishments in restoring trust between CPSC staff and the regulated business community after the rollout of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.    

Neal is also widely known for his public speaking and leadership as a member of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).

A native of South Florida, Neal earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Swarthmore College and obtained his law degree from the Emory