Marquis Ballroom Northwest
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 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.
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.
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.
Justin Pierce, Esq., Partner and Chair, Intellectual Property, Venable LLP
Calvin Nelson, Esq., Counsel, Intellectual Property, Venable LLP