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.

Attendee Resources

  • These valuable takeaways will be provided onsite:
  • A binder of speaker handouts and related reference materials.
  • Access to an electronic copy of the FDCA Statutory Supplement, 2018.

Who Should Attend

  • New legal and regulatory professionals
  • Seasoned practitioners new to the topic or wanting a refresher

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  • full-time students only

A Valuable Reference

Purchase A Practical Guide to FDA’s Food and Drug Law Regulation, 6th Edition to have an overview of the key legal and regulatory topics at your fingertips. Order your copy today and it will be shipped directly to your office.

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:
Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC

Tuesday, March 19

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
Veronica Colas
, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

9:35 – 10:45 AM
Food Safety: Ingredient Preclearance/Intentional Components of Food
Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC

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

11:00 – 12:30 PM
Food Safety: Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food
Steve H. Armstrong
, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group, LLC

12:30 – 1:45 PM
Networking Lunch

1:45 – 3:15 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)
Evangelia C. Pelonis
, Partner, Kellerand Heckman LLP

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

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims
Jacqueline Chan
, Associate, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

Wednesday, March 20

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Advertising: Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action
Jennifer M. Thomas
, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC

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 Olsen
, Assistant General Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

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

2:30 – 3:45 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority
Deeona R. Gaskin
, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

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

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Imports and International Issues
Jessica O’Connell
, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

5:00 PM

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio and Virginia. These CLE approvals also may be honored by other states. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and registrants can request to be notified when approval is received.

Virginia: approved for 13.5 CLE credit hours
Pennsylvania: approved for 13.5 CLE credit hours
Ohio: approved for 13.5 CLE credit hours


Location and Overnight Accommodations

Course Location

Squire Patton Boggs
2550 M St. NW,
Washington, DC 20037

Parking and Public Transportation

Squire Patton Boggs is located in Washington DC’s West End, with easy access to major commuting routes and public transportation. For information about Metro locations and parking in the vicinity, please see Available Parking and Metro Information.

Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved for course attendees at the Westin Georgetown Hotel.   The Westin Georgetown is a short walk from the course location.  Reservations can be made online and must be received by Monday, February 18 to obtain the $279 group rate.  After this date, rooms will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.