Explore the essentials of food law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the various administrative agencies that impact these industries. Learn about pending regulations, food safety, food labeling, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for discussion are provided.

Agenda Highlights

  • Organizational structure of the FDA
  • Concepts and statutes in food law and regulation, and the relationship between state and federal jurisdiction
  • Principles of food labeling requirements and litigation risks as shaped by FDA, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and class action litigation
  • Role of inspection and enforcement authorities and practical steps toward compliance
  • Food safety frameworks, including review of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rules and guidance for industry
  • International issues that affect food law and regulation in the United States
  • Dietary supplement oversight and the regulation of cosmetics

Statutes Covered

  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Federal Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspections
  • Federal Trade Commission 15 U.S. C. § 41 et. seq.
  • Lanham Act – 15 U.S.C. §1051 et seq.

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To ensure that FDLI is able to provide you with a seat, materials, and meals, please register for programs at least 48 hours in advance. While onsite registration is available on a “space-available” basis; late registrants are not guaranteed materials or meals.

You can transfer your registration to another person at your organization for no cost by notifying us of the change. If you notify FDLI in writing at least five business days prior to the meeting, you can cancel your registration for a full refund (less a $75 fee). Refunds will be applied against the original form of payment.  

Our event policies are listed here. If you should have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-956-6293.


subject to change

Curriculum Advisor:
Sarah Roller, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Tuesday, April 10

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:35 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

8:35–9:35 AM
Overview of U.S. Food Law and Regulation
Sarah Roller
, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

9:35–10:45 AM
Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance/Intentional Components of Food
Smitha G. Stansbury, Partner, FDA & Life Sciences Practice, King & Spalding LLP

10:45–11:00 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00–12:30 PM
Food Safety: Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food
Laura D. Venker, Associate, McGuire Woods

12:30–1:45 PM
Networking Lunch

1:45–3:15 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)
Veronica Colas, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

3:15–3:30 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30–5:00 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims
Sarah Roller, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


Wednesday, April 11

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 AM
Advertising: Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action
Ryan Martin
, Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP

9:45–11:00 AM
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Brian Sylvester, Special Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP

11:00–11:15 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

11:15–12:30 PM
Dietary Supplements
Megan L. Olsen, Assistant General Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition

12:30–1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30–2:30 PM
Regulation of Cosmetics
Raqiyyah Pippins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP

2:30–3:45 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority
Maile Hermida, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

3:45–4:00 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00 –5:00 PM
Imports and International Issues
Erik Lieberman, Founding Principal, Lieberman PLLC

5:00 PM


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.

13.5 credits for Pennsylvania
13.5 credits for Virginia
13.75 credits for Ohio


Location and Overnight Accommodations


Hogan Lovells US LLP
555 13th St., NW
Washington, DC 20004

The course location is directly above Metro Center (red, orange, silver, and blue lines). Exit towards the Metro Sales office. Limited parking is available in the building through the 12th Street entrance. 

Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Washington Convention Center, located in walking distance of the course location. Reservations can be made online. The group rate is $339/night. Reservations must be received by February 26, 2018 in order to receive the group rate. After this date, rooms will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

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