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Stefanie Fogel

Stefanie Jill Fogel


Vice Chair, Markets and Sectors
Co-Chair, FDA Regulatory practice

A magnificent regulatory lawyer, a great team player and a super responsive relationship partner.
client quoted in Chambers USA

Stefanie J. Fogel focuses her practice on multi-national food and consumer product regulation and compliance, food and consumer product recall response, corporate compliance, and commercial, class action and multi-plaintiff litigation. 

As Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Global Consumer Goods, Food and Retail Sector and Co-Chair of the US Food and Beverage sub-sector, she works with large multinationals and start-ups in trending areas of the food and supplement space to encourage plant-based meat alternatives and hemp-based CBD products.

Her clients include national and international manufacturers of foods and dietary supplements, retail clothing, manufacturing equipment, chemical products, bio-technology detection devices and a variety of consumer products. 

She has extensive experience advising on FDA, USDA, TTB, and CPSC related regulations. She is also a seasoned trial lawyer, and has developed a global multidisciplinary crisis management team to address issues arising out of recalls, contamination, natural disasters, equipment failure, and environmental leaks and spills.

A member of DLA Piper's governing Policy Committee and the Hiring Committee, Stefanie and is also proud to be the co-founder and co-chair for DLA Piper's National Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) Program.

Bar admissionsMassachusettsNew YorkPennsylvania


Significant Matters

  • Representation of frozen vegetable and fruit manufacturer and distributor in regulatory compliance assessment and recall relating to listeria contamination
  • Representation of international cinnamon roll retail food establishment involving international recall of cinnamon roll products due to peanut contamination in supplier’s flour
  • Representation of pretzel/ hot dog distributor in national recall relating to gluten free mislabelling
  • Representation of pretzel/hot dog distributor regarding presence of foreign metal and plastic particles in pretzel dog products
  • Representation of international sweetener manufacturer involving crisis management and recall considerations for potential biohazard contamination of foreign manufactured sweetener product, including coordination with multiple international governmental authorities during respective investigations
  • Representation of international wine manufacturer related to recall of foreign manufactured wine bottles containing glass particles
  • Regulatory advising and coordination with TTB regarding alcohol importer’s permit application for foreign entity importing products through U.S. subsidiary
  • Regulatory advising, classification assessment, and label review for malt beverage and beer products
  • Regulatory advising and labelling claims relating to cheese and dairy related product
  • Regulatory advising and risk analysis for company providing organic food kits, including a various USDA regulatory implications, organic claims, CGMPs, HACCP, and food facility requirements
  • Regulatory advising regarding bottled water label requirements and label claims
  • Regulatory advising regarding country of origin labelling and Tariff Act implications for imported frozen vegetable products
  • Regulatory advising and risk analysis for lactation dietary supplement product, including analysis of organic claims, natural claims, gluten free claims, nutrient content claims, and labeling for pre-specified groups
  • Regulatory advising and analysis for national restaurant chain regarding menu labeling laws, and compliance with USDA regulations for meat, poultry, and organic claims
  • Representation of an international sugar manufacturer in addressing over 15 potential recalls, development of a food safety and compliance program, and serving as national counsel for overseeing contamination and mislabeling claims
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School 1995
    Lauerback/Littleton Legal Writing Instructor
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania 1990

    Wharton School of Finance
    magna cum laude


  • Chambers USA
    • Band 3, Nationwide Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (2020-2023)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Cannabis (2021-2023)
    • Recommended, Cyber Crime (2014-2015)
  • Named Cannabis Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (2020)


  • Co-Author, "Advising Food Company Executives at a Time of Increase Regulatory Risk," Today's General Counsel (Aug-Sept 2017)
  • Panelist "Of Handcuffs and Hamburgers: As DOJ Increases Its Focus on the Food Industry, How Your Company (and You) Can Avoid Being Criminally Prosecuted", GMA 2017 Legal Conference (February 28, 2017)
  • Co-Author, "2-49 Corporate Compliance Practice Guide § 49, Specific Corporate Compliance Challenges," Industry: Food (2016)
  • US v Bayer: randomized clinical trials not required for dietary supplement structure function claims – key takeaways (October 8, 2015)
  • Appeals Court upholds FTC order enjoining POM Wonderful claims – with modifications (February 2, 2015)


Prior Experience

  • Philadelphia District Attorneys Office, Summer Intern, 1993, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • KS. Sweet Associations, Financial Analyst and Project Manager, Washington, DC

Memberships And Affiliations

  • STOP Board of Directors, STOP Foodborne Illness
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • The University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court