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.

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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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  • transcripts required
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Preliminary Agenda

subject to change

Curriculum Advisor:

Stuart M. Pape, FDA Practice Chair, Polsinelli PC


Tuesday, March 24

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
Jacqueline Chan, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

9:35 – 10:45 AM
Food Safety: :Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Related Requirements;Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food
Stuart M. Pape, Chair, FDA Practice, Polsinelli PC

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

11:00 – 12:30 PM
Food Safety: Unintended Components/Contaminants of Food

 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Networking Lunch

 1:45 – 3:15 PM
Food Labeling: General Requirements (Including Meat and Poultry)
Gisela Leon, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Grou

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

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Food Labeling: Nutrient Content, Health and Other Claims
Emily K. Strunk, Counsel, Venable LLP






Wednesday, March 25

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Advertising: The Federal Trade Commission and Private Rights of Action
Anthony J. Anscombe, Partner,Steptoe & Johnson LLP

9:45 – 11:00 AM
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jeffrey W. Canavan, Deputy Director, Labeling and Program Delivery Division, Office of Policy and ProgramDevelopment, USDA

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

11:15 – 12:30 PM
Dietary Supplements
Matthew Hegreness, Associate, Covington & Burling LL

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM
The Regulation of Cosmetics
Ann M. Begley, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Buckius LLP

2:30 – 3:45 PM
Inspection and Enforcement Authority
Mark Mansour, Partner, Locke Lorde LL

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

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Imports and International Issues
Deepti Kulkarni, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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.

Location and Overnight Accommodations

Course Location

Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Overnight Accommodations

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