November 15, 2022

Erin McCloskey Maus Joins Venable’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group in the Chicago Office

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Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Erin McCloskey Maus has joined the firm as a partner in the Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice in the Chicago office. Ms. Maus is an accomplished litigator with a demonstrated history of trial success representing international and domestic clients.

Jason Rose, a co-chair of Venable’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group, said, “Erin has built a thriving product liability practice serving a variety of markets. She will be a terrific asset to our established and emerging clients.”

“We are always looking to grow our product liability team and adding talent across our various offices. Erin fits in perfectly with our team and culture, and we look forward to integrating her into the mix,” said Kathleen Hardway, a co-chair of Venable’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group.

Ms. Maus advises clients on international and domestic products liability and mass tort litigation and assists companies in assessing supply chain risk and handling various product-related compliance issues. Complementing her product liability practice is a commercial litigation and business consulting practice for product manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers. She has handled and tried cases in state and federal courts across the country, managed multi-district litigation, and handled domestic and international arbitrations.

Ms. Maus’s product liability practice involves representing and advising domestic manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers in varied market sectors, with a focus on consumer goods, electronics, technology, automotive, food, and medical devices. She advises clients on how to identify and respond to various product compliance issues and handle all aspects of conducting a global product recall, including crisis management, implementing a corrective action plan, complying with government investigations, and planning and preparing for eventual civil litigation. Ms. Maus’s commercial litigation and business consulting practice includes a focus on contract, warranty, distribution, dealer, sales of goods, and Uniform Commercial Code issues.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Maus said, "I am attracted to Venable’s well-established and well-respected product liability and product regulatory practices. I am particularly excited to bring my consumer product disputes and recall experience into the fold.”

Ms. Maus received her J.D. from Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, and her B.S. from Cornell University.


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