Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cahill Consultants’ founder, Katherine Cahill, has been providing product safety and regulatory compliance expertise to executives of companies for over twenty-five years. With specialty expertise in regulatory compliance issues domestically and globally, she has the reputation for taking extraordinarily difficult projects with many complexities and strategizing successful solutions that will assist with compliance and good corporate governance throughout an organization.
Ms. Cahill has been recognized as a product liability and product safety expert by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office, United States Congress and the United States Senate. Additionally, she has been recognized as a thought leader on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, (CPSIA), Chinese Drywall and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the Government Accountability Office. Ms. Cahill has also built solid relationships within the insurance industry which can assist her clients in managing their risks.
Ms. Cahill has represented manufacturers who produce industrial equipment, farm machinery, pharmaceuticals, bio-medical equipment, food/beverages, toys, cosmetics and consumer products. Recent legislative developments have enabled Ms. Cahill to assist companies in creating risk avoidance platforms in the area of bio-terrorism and container security.
Prior to establishing Cahill Consultants, Ms. Cahill was a Managing Director at Marsh USA Inc., leading the Global Product Risk Practice. This practice specialized in providing professional consulting services for clients who encountered a product recall, product tampering, product contamination, product safety or product liability issue.
Before joining Marsh, Ms. Cahill worked as a Regulatory Compliance Expert in a variety of professional capacities. The early part of her career began with the management and coordination of an international multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical litigation. This litigation included an extensive review and analysis of FDA trials to determine compliance with federal regulations, as well as the compilation of a strategic worldwide recall plan. Additionally, Ms. Cahill served as a Global Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the area of regulatory compliance and product recall. During her tenure at PwC, Ms. Cahill assisted an automotive giant with the largest recall to date, which encompassed one hundred twenty-two countries. Preceding her tenure with PwC, Ms. Cahill worked with CNA Insurance Company to develop an international practice in the area of product recall and regulatory compliance.
Her most notable accomplishments include assisting an automotive supplier, and four major car companies, in one of the largest known recalls in the industry. The recall originally included every automobile that was made and sold nationally and abroad with ABS brakes. Ms. Cahill’s ability to implement a successful investigation, as well as coordinate a strategic recall plan, saved the supplier its reputation as well as millions of dollars.
Ms. Cahill is an associate professor of law. Currently she lectures at several law schools around the country in the areas of product liability, class action litigation and regulatory compliance. Additionally, Ms. Cahill lectures in the U.S. and abroad in an effort to educate companies about product recall and regulatory compliance. Ms. Cahill has published several articles and a primer in the area of regulatory compliance and product recall.