Natalia R. Medley is a U.S.-qualified counsel in the firm's London and Washington, D.C. offices where she practices in the Advertising & Product Risk Management and Product Liability & Torts groups.
Natalia represents clients in matters involving U.S. and global product safety laws and regulations. She has extensive experience with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including:
- Statutory and regulatory requirements
- Product testing and certification
- Establishing internal compliance programs
- Reporting and recalls
- Agency investigations
- Penalty proceedings and negotiations
- Rulemaking and commentary
- FOIA requests and responses
She has represented manufacturers, suppliers, private labelers, retailers, importers, and trade associations in CPSC matters involving products such as toys and other children's products, apparel, sporting goods, craft products, furniture, building materials, and electronics, among others.
Natalia has done similar work with other U.S. federal agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as state-level product safety laws and enforcement. Her international product safety experience has involved assisting clients with compliance concerns, reporting analyses, and product recalls in multiple jurisdictions including Canada, the Europe, and Australia. She has advised non-U.S. companies about potential liability for goods imported into and sold in the U.S. and has represented non-U.S. clients in tort litigation in the U.S. as well.
In her litigation practice, Natalia works on federal and state cases pending before trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals. She has represented clients in mass tort actions, class actions, and multidistrict litigation and has experience handling toxic tort cases, product liability actions, contract disputes, and claims arising under state consumer protection laws and other state statutes.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Natalia served as a law clerk to the Honorable Noël Anketell Kramer in the District of Columbia Superior Court and District of Columbia Court of Appeals.