Stephanie Tsacoumis Esq.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Tsacoumis, Stephaine

Stephanie Tsacoumis joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as General Counsel in 2012 after serving as Vice President and General Counsel at Georgetown University from 2009 through 2012. The Office of the General Counsel within CPSC performs several key functions, including providing advice and counsel to the Chairman and Commissioners, coordinating petitions and rulemaking, pursuing civil penalties and administrative lawsuits, and enforcing federal safety standards.

At Georgetown, she was responsible for all legal affairs and compliance matters at the university, including health and safety regulations, litigation, federal contracts and grants, and intellectual property.  

Prior to working at Georgetown University, Ms. Tsacoumis was a Corporate Partner and Co-Partner in Charge at the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  During her time at the firm, she represented government-chartered entities, nonprofit organizations, and top public and private companies in regulatory, advisory, corporate and transactional matters.  Among Ms. Tsacoumis’ achievements at the firm was increasing the administrative capacity of the Girl Scouts of the USA by 50 percent through the implementation of an innovative reorganization that merged 309 local councils into 115 entities.

She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Ms. Tsacoumis is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 89-2nd, Periodic Reporting Under the Federal Securities Laws.  This portfolio analyzes the federal reporting requirements applicable to most publicly traded corporations. The portfolio focuses on the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and on the regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement the disclosure provisions of those laws.  The portfolio addresses the Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K requirements of public companies, as well as the annual report to security holders. The portfolio describes in detail the SEC's MD&A requirements. Important considerations that impact certain categories of information, such as forward-looking statements and financial information that does not comply with GAAP, are also discussed. Liability issues connected with nondisclosure and untruthful disclosure are also explored.