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CLE International’s 3rd Annual Food Law Conference

Innovative Foods & Other Hot Topics
April 19-20, 2018

ART Hotel
1201 Broadway Street
Denver, CO 80203

We are pleased to invite you to the Third Annual Food Law Conference in Denver. Enjoy an all-new program exploring innovative foods and other hot topics in food law for the upcoming year. Hear from some of the biggest names in the food industry with featured presentations from:

  • Susan T. Mayne, PhD, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), College Park, MD
  • Peter Lurie, MD, MPH, Executive Director and President
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, DC

This year’s panels and presentations include an impressive and diverse faculty of practitioners, regulators, and academics, as well as other influencers and stakeholders from:

•        Australian Olive Association

•        Impossible Foods!

•        Blue Apron

•        Mars

•        Boulder Brands

•        National Cannabis Industry Association

•        Center for Science in the Public Interest

•        Non-GMO Project

•        Charles River Associates

•        UCLA School of Law

•        Clif Bar

•        University of Denver Sturm College of Law

•        Danone

•        US Department of Agriculture

•        EAS Consulting Group

•        US Food and Drug Administration

•        The Good Food Institute

•        US Pharmacopeia

•        Grocery Manufacturers Association

•        Whole Foods Market

Click here to view the brochure.

Co-chair and Moderator: 

  • Sascha Henry, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Jessica Almy, Esq., Policy Director, The Good Food Institute, Washington, DC
  • Steven H. Armstrong, Independent Advisor, EAS Consulting Group, Naples, FL
  • Timothy G. Blood, Esq., Blood Hurst & O’Reardon, San Diego, CA
  • Jeffrey Canavan, Deputy Director Labeling and Program Delivery FSIS, USDA, Washington, DC
  • Hannah Chanoine, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers, New York, NY
  • Christina Eisenhard, Esq., General Counsel Danone U.S., Denver, CO
  • Derek Havel, Esq., SheppardMullin, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Hempfling, Esq., Senior Global Litigation Counsel, Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX
  • Alissa Jijon, Senior Counsel, Global Legal Affairs US Pharmacopeia, Washington, DC
  • Sam Kamin, Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, CO
  • Maia Kats, Esq., Litigation Director, CSPI, Washington, DC
  • Leslie T. Krasny, Esq., Keller and Heckman, San Francisco, CA
  • John Luedke, Esq., General Counsel, Global Food Law, Mars, Washington, DC
  • Bruce Lymburn, General Counsel and Secretary, Clif Bar & Co., Emeryville, CA
  • Valerie Madamba, Esq., Food Regulatory Counsel, Blue Apron, New York, NY
  • Justin Marceau, Professor of Law, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, CO
  • Erin Matchett, Marketing Manager, Non-GMO Project, Bellingham, WA
  • Paul Miller, President Emeritus, Australian Olive Association, Melbourne, AUS
  • Karin F.R. Moore, Esq., General Counsel, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC
  • Jessica Morgan, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Boulder Brands, Boulder, CO
  • Myra Pasek, Esq., General Counsel, Impossible Foods!, Redwood City, CA
  • Michael T. Roberts, Executive Director Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Charles C. Sipos, Esq., Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA
  • Timothy Snail, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Boston, MA
  • Heather Stern, Esq., General Counsel, Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX
  • Brian P. Sylvester, Esq., Keller and Heckman, Washington, DC
  • Melissa S. Weiner, Esq., Halunen Law, Minneapolis, MN
  • Henry Wykowski, Esq., General Counsel, NCIA, San Francisco, CA

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