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Veronica Colas

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Veronica Colas

Veronica Colas counsels clients on the regulations and policy issues affecting food companies from farm to table. She represents all segments of the food industry, including manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and food service companies, as well as their trade associations.

Veronica provides clear advice and practical solutions for compliance with labeling, advertising, and safety regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A core part of Veronica's practice is helping clients develop new products, label claims, advertising materials, and promotional campaigns, with a keen awareness of today's litigation environment. She has a deep understanding of both current and forthcoming food labeling and production requirements, from nutrition and menu labeling, to the regulatory issues surrounding genetically engineered foods and organic food production.

Veronica also has significant experience in helping clients navigate regulatory enforcement challenges, such as Warning Letters, import detentions, and investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Congress, and state Attorneys General. She works closely with trade associations and food companies to craft comments and develop strategies in response to agency rulemaking and other public policy issues. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to industry publications.

Practices

Industries

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

2016

Rising Star

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

August 2012

Pro Bono Attorney of the Month

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

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