Advising on EHS compliance, sustainability, data privacy risk mitigation,  regulatory defense, & crisis management across global supply chains 

Marten’s regulatory team works closely with some of the world’s largest and most prominent on-line and brick-and-mortar retailers and brands, advising businesses at every level—from strategic compliance and risk management, to the fast-changing realities of e-commerce and data privacy risk, to cross-cutting environmental, land use, and natural resource issues affecting operation of stores and distribution/return centers. Our work also includes advice on regulatory compliance in product design, packaging/labeling, distribution, end-of-life management, and sustainability. 

We help our clients navigate the multi-jurisdictional compliance obligations, enforcement risks, and global pressures facing e-tailers, consumer-product manufacturers, logistics companies, recyclers, waste services companies, and a range of heavy industries. We advise our retail-sector clients on how to reduce their environmental, health, safety, and security compliance risks—whether it be Prop. 65, the CAA, the SNAP program, FIFRA, the CPSIA, or EPA and OSHA regulations. We deliver mature compliance assurance programs, organization-wide training, client-specific policies and proactive controls, crisis management plans, and media strategies. We also defend and oversee defense to enforcement actions before agencies, administrative bodies, and courts.


  • Hazardous waste enforcement and compliance
  • Air regulations concerning backup generators and refrigerants
  • Stormwater permitting and compliance
  • Hazardous goods inventories, reporting, transportation, handling, storage, and disposal
  • Product returns/reverse logistics/recalls
  • Product take-back and end-of-life management
  • Supply chain management (including supplier agreements)
  • Circular economy
  • Product material restrictions (including California Proposition 65), packaging, and labeling
  • Specially regulated products, from pharmaceuticals/controlled substances, to children’s products, to pesticides, to refrigerants, to electronics/batteries/engines
  • Chemical products (e.g., cleaning, personal care, coatings, and specialty products)
  • Food and cosmetics
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Land use, zoning, due diligence, and permitting for retail project development

Helping businesses navigate a changing environment—from high-stakes litigation, to government action, to strategic infrastructure & tech deals.

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