CPSC Announces New Hire as Director of Compliance

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has hired Andrew Kameros as Assistant Executive Director of Compliance and Field Operation, the office that oversees product safety recalls and plays a significant role in rulemaking and enforcement proceedings. Prior to joining the CPSC, Mr. Kameros was General Counsel and Director of Compliance at the lobbying firm Cassidy and Associates. He helped clients develop ethics, disclosure and compliance programs and systems regarding lobbying activities.

Mr. Kameros joined Cassidy after nineteen years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, dealing with a range of cases including financial fraud, tax issues, and white collar crimes. During his last four years at Justice he served as an assistant chief, supervising a staff of twenty prosecutors. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Colgate University in 1982 and his law degree from American University in 1985. Jay Howell had been the acting head of Compliance and will continue as the head of CPSC’s Hazard Identification and Reduction.

Companies that regularly appear before the CPSC should watch carefully as Mr. Kameros begins to leave his mark on the agency.