Why Attend

Preliminary Agenda

Location & CLE

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

9:30–9:30 AM  
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–10:50 AM  
FDLI Welcome, Keynote Addresses, and Joint Q&A
Christine M. Simmon, President & CEO, FDLI
Douglas W. Stearn, Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Invited)
Cara Welch, Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), FDA (Invited)

11:00 AM–12:00 PM 
Food and Dietary Supplements Legislation, Regulation, and Litigation: Key Developments Over the Past Year

12:00–1:00 PM  
Networking Luncheon

1:00–2:00 PM
Recent Class Actions Challenging Nutrition Content-Based Claims: Protein, Sugar, and More

2:10–3:10 PM
Labeling Challenges in the Rapidly Evolving Alternative Protein Market

3:10–3:40 PM
Refreshment and Networking Break

3:40–4:40 PM
Litigation and Standards for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Claims

4:50–5:30 PM
Advocacy Without Antagonism: Principles for Responsible Counsel in Class Action Litigation

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Conference Reception (In-Person Only)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

9:00–9:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–10:40 AM
FDLI Welcome and Panel Discussion: Civil and Criminal Litigation Risks for Online Marketplaces and Digital Advertising
Steven Leslie, Deputy Director, Educational Programs, FDLI

10:50–11:50 AM
Evaluating the State of the “Reasonable Consumer” Standard

11:50 AM–1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon with Table Topics

1:00–2:00 PM
Supply Pain: Investigating Food Fraud

2:10–3:10 PM
The Complex World of Pet Food and Animal Supplement Regulation

3:20–4:30 PM
Unlikely to Harm or Cause for Alarm? Assessing the US Approach to Potentially Harmful Substances in the Food Supply

4:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjournment