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Nelson Mullins Adds FinTech Pro From Polsinelli

January 20, 2021

Nelson Mullins Adds FinTech Pro From Polsinelli
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John F. Kuppens

John F. Kuppens

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
john.kuppens@nelsonmullins.com

John Kuppens is a member of the firm's Consumer Product Safety, Risk Prevention & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group and its Consumer & Mechanical Products Litigation Group. He has experience in consumer product risk prevention and regulatory counseling, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation. He was 2017-2018 president of the 22,000-member DRI – The Voice of the...

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John Kuppens is a member of the firm's Consumer Product Safety, Risk Prevention & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group and its Consumer & Mechanical Products Litigation Group. He has experience in consumer product risk prevention and regulatory counseling, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation. He was 2017-2018 president of the 22,000-member DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

John F. Kuppens

Defense Bar, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

John Kuppens is a member of the firm's Consumer Product Safety, Risk Prevention & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group and its Consumer & Mechanical Products Litigation Group. He has experience in consumer product risk prevention and regulatory counseling, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation. He was 2017-2018 president of the 22,000-member DRI – The Voice of the... Defense Bar, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

Experience

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Experience

  • Evaluates products to assess compliance with consumer product safety regulations, including products governed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Evaluates corporate product safety risk management systems and counsels regarding regulatory compliance and liability prevention
  • Counsels clients regarding product liability risk prevention issues, and evaluates product literature, warnings, labeling, and warranties
  • Handles product liability litigation, and has experience with principles of accident reconstruction, metallurgy, design, biomechanics, manufacturing processes, and warnings
  • Has defended product liability cases involving a wide range of products, including boilers, lawn and garden products, building products, food products, medical devices, electrical and gas-fired appliances, aerial lifts, and textile machinery

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1989)
  • Clemson University, BS, Accounting (1986)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

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Industries

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  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Faculty Member, Trial Academy (2007)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Past Member, Legal Task Force, Sports & Fitness Industry Association
  • International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Lawyers for Civil Justice (2020–2021)
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • Immediate Past President (2018–2019)
    • President (2017–2018)
    • Past National Director
    • Past Chair, Product Liability Committee
    • Past Chair, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Board of Directors, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (2009–2014)
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