Carolyn W. Wagner is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm's Product Liability & Torts and Advertising & Product Risk Management groups. In her practice, Carolyn represents clients in a wide-range of commercial and product liability litigation, and product regulatory counseling matters. She has experience defending clients in class action and multi-district proceedings, as well as other complex litigation.
Carolyn's practice involves representing clients in toxic tort litigation and providing counseling regarding product liability and litigation risks. Her recent tort litigation experience includes representing an automotive parts supplier in a commercial dispute over alleged product defect and indemnity claims. As part of the Advertising & Product Risk Management Group, Carolyn advises clients on the full range of consumer protection issues with particular focus on consumer product regulatory compliance. Carolyn works with clients to identify and analyze potential legal risks associated with new ventures or new products. She then helps them establish legal risk management protocols such as recall policies and early warning detection systems, as well as other risk mitigation tools. When consumer product issues do arise, Carolyn represents clients before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other product-related agencies assisting clients with agency notification and corrective action plan negotiations when necessary.
Carolyn also has an active pro bono practice. In 2012, she was selected as Crowell & Moring's loaned associate to The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. From October to April 2013, she represented indigent tenants in eviction actions, successfully negotiating favorable settlement agreements for her clients and participating in all stages of the pre-trial litigation process. In addition to working at Legal Aid, Carolyn has also represented pro bono clients in political asylum, child custody, and criminal sentencing matters.
Carolyn received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, she served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal and was a Guardian ad Litem for child victims of abuse and neglect in Durham County. She also served as a research assistant to Professor Katharine T. Bartlett on gender law issues. Carolyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University in 2006, where she studied political science and psychology.
Admitted to practice: Maryland, District of Columbia
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