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CLE International’s 2nd Annual Food Law Conference

A Comprehensive Review of the Evolving Legal Landscape
May 11-12, 2017

Omni Downtown Austin
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701

The feedback provided by attendees at our inaugural Food Law Conference in 2016 confirms that executives, attorneys, professors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders in food and the food industry are hungry for the latest information on the legal and other issues that food presents.

The food landscape is rapidly changing as an increasingly engaged and educated customer base, as well as rapidly developing new technologies, redefine the business to which the food industry must adapt. Hear from front-line practitioners, regulators, academics, as well as other influencers and stakeholders about what is in store in the  year ahead.
This year’s panels and presentations will include:

  • Legal Efforts to Reduce Sugar Consumption
  • Special Food and Politics Panel
  • Navigating the Labeling and Marketing Claim Minefield
  • Proposition 65
  • Recalls and Misdemeanor Liability
  • Ethics in Client Outreach
  • Government Perspectives
  • Hullabaloo about “Healthy”
  • Process Labeling
  • FSMA Update
  • The Latest on Food Safety Litigation
  • Data-Driven Dining
  • Two-Part Class Action Panel
  • The Food Industry: Trends of the Future

Co-chair and Moderator: 

  • Sascha Henry, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Steven H. Armstrong, Independent Advisor, EAS Consulting Group, Naples, FL
  • David T. Biderman, Esq., Perkins Coie, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
  • Timothy G. Blood, Esq., Blood Hurst & O’Reardon, San Diego, CA
  • Sarah L. Brew, Esq., Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis, MN
  • Susan Brye, Esq., Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA
  • Jeffrey Canavan, Deputy Director Labeling and Program Delivery FSIS, USDA, Washington, DC
  • Hannah Chanoine, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers, New York, NY
  • David A. Ernst, Esq., Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, OR
  • Sarah Esmaili, Esq., Arnold & Porter, San Francisco, CA
  • Michelle Gillette, Esq., Crowell & Moring, San Francisco, CA
  • Ani Gulati, Esq., Associate General Counsel Chief Litigation Counsel,General Mills, Golden Valley, MN
  • John Hempfling, Esq., Senior Global Litigation Counsel, Whole Foods Market, Austin, TX
  • Michelle C. Jackson, Esq., Venable, Washington, DC
  • Michael Jacobson, Co-founder & President CSPI, Washington, DC
  • Laura E. Jehl, Esq.,SheppardMullin, Washington, DC
  • Maia Kats, Esq., Litigation Director, CSPI, Washington, DC
  • Henry J. Kelston, Esq., Milberg, New York, NY
  • Leslie T. Krasny, Esq., Keller and Heckman, San Francisco, CA
  • Kelly G. Laudon, Esq., Lindquist, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kiran Mehta, Esq., Troutman Sanders, Charlotte, NC
  • Karin F.R. Moore, Esq., General Counsel, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC
  • Gillian L. Wade, Esq., Milstein, Adelman, Jackson, Fairchild & Wade Los Angeles, CA
  • Jeffrey Waite, Chief, Audit Services Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA Washington, DC
  • Daniel L. Warshaw, Esq., Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Melissa W. Wolchansky, Esq., Halunen Law, Minneapolis, MN


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