Join prominent practitioners and thought leaders from the food and dietary supplements industry for this two-day conference that will address the most pressing issues in advertising, labeling, and litigation.

Highlighted Topics:

  • Medical Foods: Scientific Considerations and Enforcement Actions
  • Food Fraud: FSMA Requirements, the Role of Standards, and Litigation Implications
  • Nutrition Facts Label: What Now?
  • USDA Update
  • Claims, Substantiation, and Clinical Trials
  • Supply Chain Risk Management: FSMA, GRAS, and NDI
  • Naming of “Alternative” Food Products
  • Litigation Claims: The Latest of New and Undefined Terms  
  • Class Action Trends: Demand Letters and Class Ascertainability

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Industry & Firms

  • +$200 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/10/2017


  • +$200 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/10/2017


  • +$200 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/10/2017


  • +$200 for nonmembers
  • +$100 after 8/10/2017


  • +$100 for nonmembers
  • +must provide transcripts


Subject to Change

Wednesday, September 13

8:15–8:55 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55–9:00 AM
FDLI Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00–9:45 AM
Keynote Address

9:45–10:45 AM
Plenary Session

10:45–11:00 AM
Networking Break

11:00–12:00 PM
Plenary Session

12:00–12:45 PM
Plenary Session

12:45–1:45 PM
Networking Lunch

1:45–2:45 PM
Plenary Session

2:45–3:45 PM
Plenary Session

3:45–4:00 PM
Networking Break

4:00–5:15 PM
Plenary Session

5:15 PM
Closing Remarks

5:15–6:15 PM


Thursday, September 14

8:15–8:55 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55–9:00 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements

9:00–10:00 AM
Plenary Session

10:00–11:00 AM
Plenary Session

11:00–11:15 AM
Networking Break

11:15–12:15 PM
Plenary Session

12:15–1:30 PM
Luncheon Address

1:30–2:30 PM
Plenary Session

2:30–3:30 PM
General Counsel Roundtable 

Planning Committee

Meredith Q. Olearchik,
Vice President and Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Marketing and Food Law, Campbell Soup Company

Committee Members

Rend Al-Mondhiry, Associate General Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition
Jim Huang, Director, FCM/Global SRA/TCCC, The Coca-Cola Company
Alissa Jijon, Senior Counsel, Global Legal Affairs – Standards, U.S. Pharmacopeia
Diane C. McEnroe, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Stuart M. Pape, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Justin J. Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jason W. Sapsin, Counsel, Baker Faegre Daniels LLP
Suzanne L. Trigg, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These CLE approvals may also be honored by other states; please check with your bar association for guidance. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and you can request to be notified when approval is received.

Location and Overnight Accommodations


Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Overnight Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of the meeting location:

The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave NW
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave NW
Kimpton George Hotel, 15 E St NW

Parking and Public Transportation

There is public parking in the garage underneath the building. The garage entrance is at 311 First St. NW – next to the loading dock, almost to the corner of D St. NW. The cost is $24.00 per day.

The office is in walking distance of the Judiciary Square and Union Station Metro stops.

Please contact the Conference Department with any accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions, or for other questions.