March 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

“Dietary Supplements, Food, and Beverage: What You Need to Know about Legal and Regulatory Compliance,” an Exhibitor-Presented Seminar, Natural Products Expo West/Engredea 2017

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Marriott Anaheim
Marquis Ballroom Northwest
700 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Session 1: Latest Developments at the FDA and FTC: How Will They Affect Your Business?

Learn about the FDA's new nutrition labeling rules and the changes that you will need to make to your product labels, including the steps you should be taking now. Also learn about recent enforcement trends at both the FDA and the FTC, and what you can do to avoid common pitfalls.

Session Speakers:
Michelle Jackson, Esq., Partner, Food and Drug Law, Venable LLP
Kristen Klesh, Esq., Associate, Food and Drug Law, Venable LLP

Session 2: What You Need to Know about State Attorney General and County District Attorney Investigations

Investigations by state Attorneys General (AGs) or county District Attorneys (DAs) can be costly and disruptive to your business. Learn about the reach of AGs and DAs, how investigations come about, and why the California Food, Drug, and Medical Device Task Force is becoming a familiar name in the dietary supplement industry.

Session Speakers:
Tracey Hughes, Esq., Deputy District Attorney, Consumer Protection Unit, Orange County District Attorney’s Office
Todd Harrison, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair, Food and Drug Law, Venable LLP

Session 3: Hot Topics in Food, Beverage, and Dietary Supplement Class Action Litigation

In recent years, courts have been increasingly inundated with putative class action lawsuits filed against manufacturers and sellers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements. Discover some of the recent trends and hot areas for litigation involving advertising and labeling claims while gaining some insight into how to limit your company's exposure to such litigation.

Session Speakers:
Dan Silverman, Esq., Partner, Class Action Litigation, Venable LLP
Bety Javidzad, Esq., Counsel, Class Action Litigation, Venable LLP

Session 4: Protecting Your Brand and Company Reputation – Best Practices in Fighting Food or Ingredient Fraud

Learn how to protect your brand and reputation when dealing with suppliers and competitors engaged in food or ingredient fraud. Also, learn how to use intellectual property to develop a proprietary edge against the negative impacts of food and ingredient fraud.

Session Speakers:
Justin Pierce, Esq., Partner and Chair, Intellectual Property, Venable LLP 
Calvin Nelson, Esq., Counsel, Intellectual Property, Venable LLP