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Keller and Heckman Hosts Connected Product Roundtable in Brussels

Global law firm Keller and Heckman will host the program, The Connected Product Roundtable: Managing the Evolution of Connected Products, on October 26, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium at The Hotel Brussels.

Keller and Heckman's Connected Product Team will cover regulatory compliance challenges at every stage – from design, to manufacturing, marketing and distribution, and post-sale – and will offer practical tips and guidance for navigating the evolving legal landscape of the Internet of Things.

Partners Sheila Millar, JC Walker, and Tracy Marshall bring cross-sector knowledge and practical experience of the legal issues surrounding connected products to their practices. Sheila Millar uses her many years of regulatory, public policy, compliance, and counseling experience to help manufacturers of connected products craft strategies and procedures to meet diverse legal obligations, consumer expectations, and brand goals.  She also works closely with IoT clients to develop public policy positions, guidance documents and best practices, and to assist in enforcement inquiries. JC Walker has helped a broad range of industries comply with product regulatory and product safety issues for more than a decade. He works closely with connected product manufacturers to address the suitability of material and other design decisions in furthering compliance, product safety, and extended producer obligations. Tracy Marshall assists IoT clients with a broad range of privacy and data security issues, including implementing best practices for processing personal information, managing data breach response, drafting privacy policies, terms of use, and license agreements for online services, and incorporating privacy by design and security by design into new products and services.

This new, roundtable format program is designed to help manufacturers of connected products and counsel navigate federal, state, and international regulatory requirements and steer clear of enforcement investigations, class action lawsuits, and similar risks.

“We find that the roundtable format is well-suited to fostering a discussion that promotes shared expertise and ideas on the complex issues that those who design, manufacture, and sell connected products face,” says Sheila Millar.

Whether you are developing a connected appliance, fitness device, children's toy, or other consumer product, identifying regulatory risks and developing compliance frameworks to keep your customers safe and secure and your company's reputation and investments intact are crucial.

Keller and Heckman has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. With offices in Washington, D.C. Brussels, San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai, the firm helps the world's most vital businesses achieve their objectives. A pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, Keller and Heckman has had an in-house scientific staff since 1971 that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. 

To register, visit On the homepage, click on Events and then click on The Connected Product Roundtable: Managing the Evolution of Connected Products.

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