About the authors

Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman
+44 (0) 20 7556 4429
rfreeman@cooley.com
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Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European space”. Rod works alongside the world’s leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. Rod is deeply embedded in the product liability and product safety community internationally, often working with policy-makers to help shape the future of product liability and product safety regulation.

With a background in high-stakes product liability litigation and more than 20 years devoted to international products law, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an increasingly risky global environment. Rod is one of only two product liability lawyers to be designated a “Star Individual” in the Chambers UK Guide, and is recognized as a “Leading Individual” in the recently published Legal 500 UK Guide.

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Mark Deem
+44 (0) 20 7556 4425
mdeem@cooley.com
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Mark Deem is a partner in the London office of Cooley. He is a commercial litigator, with considerable experience of complex domestic and cross-border litigation, international arbitration and regulatory matters. Mark specialises in technology litigation; contentious privacy, data protection, artificial intelligence and cyber-security issues. His previous work includes acting for several financial institutions and FTSE-100 companies in relation to data breach issues, leading to notifications to regulatory bodies and Parliament.

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Sarah-Jane Dobson
+44 (0) 20 7556 4432
sdobson@cooley.com
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Sarah-Jane Dobson is a Legal 500-recommended international products lawyer. She has acted in some of the world’s most high-profile litigation and regulatory matters for her clients during the course of international career spanning Australia, Germany, Netherlands (including UN international courts), Scotland and England. Whilst working seamlessly across a broad range of sectors, including automotive, cosmetics, electric goods, medical devices and new technologies, Sarah-Jane’s dual degree in Law/Science (Biomedical Science, with Honours) means she is ideally placed to provide strategic and commercial legal advice that reflects a deep understanding of the often-complex technical scientific underpinnings of her clients’ product law issues. With this background, Sarah-Jane quickly becomes the trusted advisor of world-renowned companies for all product-related queries across the product life cycle (particularly complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-lingual matters). She is also involved in policy and legislative developments in her area, ensuring her legal advice is always topical and forward-thinking.

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Fergal Duggan
+44 (0) 20 7556 4225
fduggan@cooley.com
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Fergal Duggan is an associate in Cooley’s Litigation team, focussing on international product compliance and product liability. Fergal advises global companies spanning a wide-range of sectors and jurisdictions on their international product compliance obligations, especially concentrating on EU products law, and has been closely involved in the firm’s recent work on policy issues stemming from the regulation of product safety and liability.

Fergal has also been involved in some of the most major, high-value recent UK litigation, alongside large-scale arbitrations in a multitude of jurisdictions.

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Jamie Humphreys
+44 (0) 20 7556 4419
jhumphreys@cooley.com
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Jamie Humphreys is a litigation and regulatory lawyer. He is a strategic advisor to clients who face critical threats to their business at all stages of the product life-cycle, working with them to ensure the most favourable outcome and manage any reputational impact. He also provides policy advice to clients on proposed legislation and regulations that may introduce profound changes to their business. He has acted on high profile litigation across a range of different industries, internal investigations into allegations of fraud by global products manufacturers, major corruption investigations for Governments, and B2B product liability disputes, international recalls and consumer claims for well-known global brands. He is passionate about the impact that new technologies such as 3D printing, AI and Internet of Things will have in the products space and works with clients to ensure they prosper within a dynamic regulatory environment.

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Daniel Millard
+44 (0) 20 7556 4223
dmillard@cooley.com
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Daniel Millard is a trainee solicitor in the London office of Cooley and he is currently sitting with the litigation team. Daniel has worked with international organisations on product compliance and regulatory matters, and regularly assists Cooley’s products team on matters requiring cross jurisdictional products advice. Prior to beginning his training contract with Cooley, Daniel worked as a paralegal advising on data protection and privacy compliance matters.

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Carol Roberts
+44 (0) 20 7556 4226
croberts@cooley.com
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Carol Roberts is an associate in Cooley’s product compliance and product liability team. She advises world leading brands on product compliance and regulatory matters, ranging from new product launches, to challenges that can arise throughout the life of a product. Her experience includes working on policy-level issues within the EU, and managing worldwide corrective action campaigns for international companies. Carol is actively involved in advising international companies on the practical implications of Brexit.

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Ben Sharrock
+44 (0) 20 7556 4220
bsharrock@cooley.com
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Ben Sharrock is a trainee solicitor in the London office of Cooley currently sitting with the business litigation team. Ben has worked with international organisations on a number of product compliance and regulatory matters, alongside large scale investigations. Ben has also contributed to various international product liability legal guides.

Edward Turtle

Edward Turtle
+44 (0) 20 7556 4462
eturtle@cooley.com
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Edward Turtle is an international products lawyer with experience of commercial disputes and product liability litigation in the technology, healthcare and consumer products sectors. He has provided consumer law, product safety and regulatory advice to clients in the context of product recalls, group litigation and class actions in over 20 jurisdictions in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australasia. Edward has a particular interest in product liability in the context of emerging technologies and the Internet of Things and has spent time on secondment at a major US technology company.