Duquesne Law alumna named commissioner of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jones Day partner Dana Baiocco as commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Baiocco is a partner in Jones Day's Boston Office, where she is a member of the firm's business & tort litigation practice.
Baiocco's appointment to the CPSC is for a seven-year term, retroactively beginning October, 2017. The CPSC is charged with ensuring the safety standards of the thousands of types of consumer products under its jurisdiction. The Commission has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with thousands of consumer products including toys, cribs, power tools, and household chemicals.
"Dana has extensive experience with consumer product safety litigation and regulation," said John Majoras, co-leader of Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice. "She has a depth of knowledge about product safety assessments, product warranties, product recalls, and accident response issues that will be extremely valuable in her service as a CPSC Commissioner. Dana is a person of deep intellect and seasoned judgment and I know she will be a great asset to the Commission."
Baiocco joined Jones Day in 1998, in its Pittsburgh Office, and was among the first partners to join the Firm's Boston Office when it opened in 2011. While at Jones Day, Baiocco has become known for strategic business advice and for representing clients in high-intensity trials involving mass torts, consumer and industrial products, and medical devices in federal, state, and international courts. She counsels clients on risk mitigation, compliance with regulatory and reporting obligations, warranties, and product recalls. She has worked with clients as diverse as the Boston Red Sox and Yamaha, and serves as a member of Jones Day's Product Recall & Accident Response Team, a multidisciplinary legal group prepared to respond in recall or crisis situations.
Prior to joining Jones Day, she was a law clerk to Judge Gustave Diamond, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.
Baiocco earned her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law (1997), where she graduated cum laude and was awarded the Justice Louis Mandarino Honor Society for Achievement in Trial and Appellate Advocacy. She earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University.
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