July 14 - 17, 2024


IFT First Annual Event and Expo

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McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Venable is excited to sponsor the IFT First Annual Event and Expo in Chicago on July 14-17, 2024. Attorneys from our FDA and Advertising Law Groups will be among the event’s speakers and will be available to meet with attendees throughout the event. Please stop by Booth SK2 in the Startup Pavilion to meet our team or request a meeting here.

Navigating the Legal Landscape of Food Innovation

Tuesday, July 16 | Exhibit Hall – Startup Pavilion (Booth 4474)
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST

Join attorneys Claudia Lewis, partner and co-chair of Venable’s FDA group and Shahin Rothermel, partner in Venable’s Advertising Group, for their fireside chat on "Navigating the Legal Landscape of Food Innovation” on Tuesday, July 16. This informative and interactive discussion will explore how companies can stay compliant with evolving legal regulations while ensuring the safety and marketability of their products.

As the food industry embraces new technologies and ingredients, companies face the challenge of staying compliant with evolving legal regulations while ensuring their products' safety and marketability. An effective compliance and path-to-market strategy is crucial for saving time and money in the long term and giving your product a competitive edge. Join attorneys specializing in food and drug law, advertising, and emerging technology law as they discuss strategies for balancing compliance, growth, innovation, and product risk. This session will cover marketing risks and strategies, the introduction of new ingredients, the concept of food as medicine, the impact of artificial intelligence, and the latest legal updates from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and class action bar. Gain insights into how to navigate these complex legal landscapes and position your company for success in an ever-evolving market.

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Meet Our IFT First Team

Claudia Lewis, Partner

Shahin Rothermel, Partner

Richard Starr, Associate

Kaelyne Wietelman, Associate

Alexander Rubel, Associate