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Laura Metz Duncan
456 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104-1251
Laura Duncan is a Principal in the San Francisco office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Chemicals, Products, and Nanotechnology practice group. Ms. Duncan advises domestic and international clients in the electronics, consumer products, medical device, specialty chemical, and retail sectors on a variety of compliance, market access, and enforcement matters. A significant portion of her practice is focused on material restrictions, supply chain management, chemical registration and reporting, consumer product safety, product packaging and labeling, the U.S. Lacey Act, California’s Proposition 65, and product take-back/recycling.
Ms. Duncan has helped clients respond to investigations and audits by state, regional and federal agencies. She also works with clients to conduct focused risk assessments and internal audits. She actively monitors and drafts comments on legislative and regulatory developments related to material listings and restrictions, product market access, disclosure requirements, conflict minerals, California Green Chemistry, and extended producer responsibility. Ms. Duncan speaks regularly at industry events, provides client training on environmental compliance, and assists clients in developing environmental management systems.
Ms. Duncan is a member of the State Bar of California and the Virginia State Bar. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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New Trends in Products and Chemicals Regulation, ELI Western Boot Camp, 2010 and 2011
A New Strategy in Environmental Protection: California Regulation of Consumer and Industrial Products, Beveridge & Diamond webinar, 2011
Market Access for Wood Products, Beveridge & Diamond webinar, 2010
Wood Products and the U.S. Lacey Act Amendments, ELI Panel Moderator, 2009