Debate and public confusion abound about what manufacturers and retailers can and should say about the products we put into our bodies, often resulting in lengthy and time-consuming lawsuits or government actions.  Join FDLI for this two-day conference to learn from and network with leading practitioners and thought leaders in the food and dietary supplement industries, law firms, consumer protection organizations, and regulatory agencies, all of whom will address the biggest issues and challenges in product advertising, labeling, and litigation.


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Keynote Address

Douglas Stearn
Deputy Center Director for Regulatory Affairs, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please let us know if you would like more information.



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Planning Committee


Stefanie Jill Fogel, DLA Piper LLP

Committee Members 

Matthew G. Ball, K&L Gates LLP
Ann M. Begley, Wiley LLP
Susan M. Bond, Kerry, Inc.
Jacqueline J. Chan, Unilever
Veronica Colas, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Sam Dietle, Nestle USA, Inc.
Dale Joseph Giali, King & Spalding LLP
Jason W. Gordon, Reed Smith LLP
Maia C. Kats, Just Food Law
Heili Kim, McDermott Will & Emery
Joanna Pearce, Haynes and Boone LLP
Michael T. Roberts, UCLA School of Law
Randal M. Shaheen, BakerHostetler
Brian P. Sylvester, Perkins Coie LLP 
R. Trent Taylor, McGuireWoods LLP
Thomas Tobin, Perkins Coie LLP
Christopher Van Gundy, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Claudia M. Vetesi, Morrison and Foerster, LLP

Call For Proposals

FDLI and the Conference Planning Committee thanks those who participated in the Call for Proposals this spring. The input received from industry stakeholders helps us plan a timely program. If you submitted a proposal, you will be notified of the status of your proposal in late June.