Area of focus

Food Legislation and Regulatory Policy Development

In a complex global market, it’s essential for companies to anticipate, assess, and respond to a host of domestic and international regulatory challenges. With significant experience in...

Representative experience

Represented a coalition of food industry trade associations and companies in the enactment and implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990.

Assisted clients in developing health claim petitions that would authorize the use of various health and qualified health claims on foods and dietary supplements.

On behalf of major food manufacturers and their trade associations, we assisted in developing petitions seeking FDA authorization to make nutrient content claims related to carbohydrates in food.

Represented food industry trade associations and companies in the development and implementation of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act).

Represented a coalition of food industry trade associations and individual companies before the U.S. Congress in shaping legislation governing allergen labelling.

Served as legal counsel to a coalition of food industry trade associations whose efforts led to the enactment of the Federal Anti-Tampering Act.

Represented the seed industry’s national trade association in legislation leading to an amendment of the Plant Variety Protection Act that strengthened seed companies’ intellectual property rights.

Provided strategic guidance and counseling on comments submitted in response to a rule that would establish new manufacturing and premarket notification requirements for new infant formulas.

Assisted importers of meat and meat-derived ingredients in addressing USDA restrictions on imports, helping shape realistic U.S. policy and facilitate the importation of food and food ingredients into the U.S.

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