GWS Board of Directors

Michael Steel, GWS Director

Morrison & Foerster

Mr. Steel advises industrial companies—including automobile manufacturing, shipbuilding, electronics, communications, plastics, and oil concerns in the areas of hazardous substance handling, air quality and employee safety.  Mr. Steel has also provided compliance counseling to a number of retail, pharmaceutical, biotech, food service, and grocery companies.  He frequently defends multiparty actions alleging misrepresentation of product characteristics in particular, the failure to disclose the presence of chemicals identified as carcinogens or reproductive toxins.  He defended actions alleging that faucets leach lead into drinking water, that calcium dietary supplements contain unsafe levels of lead, and that diesel engines expose people to unsafe levels of exhaust, among many others.  Mr. Steel has been advising industrial companies on air quality regulatory requirements for more than 30 years, and has worked closely with the California Air Resources Board and California's local air districts on a wide range of issues.

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