Thursday, September 27
Registration and Continental Breakfast
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Paige Samson, Assistant Director, Educational Programs, Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
General Counsel Roundtable
What keeps General Counsels up at night? Hear directly from industry counsels about their biggest concerns during this insightful conversation as they share what’s top of mind.
Amy Hancock, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Beverage Association
Meredith Q. Olearchik, Vice President and Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Marketing and Food Law, Campbell Soup Company
John M. Packman, Senior Managing Counsel, Food Law and Advertising Substantiation, The Coca-Cola Company
Moderated by Steven H. Armstrong, Independent Advisor, EAS Consulting Group, LLC
Website Advertising, Marketing, and Labeling Questions
Panelists will address how litigation claims work or don’t work with website statements, the standards for website advertising drawn from the FTC, testimonials, the “two-click rule,” and more. In addition, panelists will address social media concerns and how to respond to social media movements, as well as sweepstakes contests and giveaways.
Richard Cleland, Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices, FTC
Kristi L. Wolff, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Moderated by August T. Horvath, Partner, and Co-Chair, Advertising and Marketing Practice, Foley Hoag, LLP
11:15 AM–12:15 PM
Exploring Challenges for E-Commerce and Novel Retail
What are the relevant regulatory concerns for non-traditional food retail contexts, such as meal delivery services? Panelists will address food safety issues, labeling, advertising, and menu labeling issues.
Jenna Robeson, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Plated
Suzanne Trigg, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP
Moderated by Miriam J. Guggenheim, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP and Member, FDLI Board of Directors
Bringing Good Food to Market: Fueling Innovation within a Shifting Regulatory Environment
Bruce Friedrich, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Good Food Institute
Good Eats, Good Cause: Legal Rules and Pitfalls for Charitable and Socially Beneficial Food Marketing
Successful companies are increasingly eager to publicly emphasize their ethical citizenship, advertise their environmentally responsible practices, and participate in charitable and cause-related marketing. Food companies are increasingly expected to market their environmentally sustainable practices and application of ethical principles to their supply chains. Topics covered by the panel will include: cause-related marketing and state co-venture rules, green marketing, charitable marketing and fraud, and supply chain issues and brand image.
Rebecca Griffith, Senior Marketing Counsel, Unilever
David A. Kluft, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Laura Koss, Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, FTC
Moderated by Ricardo Carvajal, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC
Cross-Cutting Regulatory Spheres and State Spotlight
The impact of FTC, EPA, USDA, and DOJ; their top areas of interest; and challenges in the food space. Attendees will also hear about implementation of food regulations, including FSMA, at the state level.
Laurie J. Beyranevand, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Michael S. Blume, Partner, Venable LLP
Glenn T. Bass, Deputy Director, Office of Human and Animal Food Operations – West, FDA – ORA
Moderated by Raqiyyah R. Pippins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP
Cannabis and CBD in the Food and Dietary Supplement Industries
This panel will explore the challenging intersection between cannabis/cannabinoids and the food industry, including the relationship with conventional foods and dietary supplements. Panelists will also discuss FDA’s recent approval of Epidiolex, a drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana. Additional topics include CBD products with unproven drug claims and conventional food and beverage products that contain hemp.
Jonathan A. Havens, Associate, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Cindy Rice, President, Eastern Food Safety
Moderated by Justin J. Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP