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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. 

She works with large multinationals and start-ups in trending areas of the food and supplement space to include  plant-based meat alternatives and hemp-based CBD products.

Her clients include national and international manufacturers and retailers of foods, beverages, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and consumer goods, to include clothing, textiles and luxury 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 compliance issues, recalls, product contamination, and significant risks to Brand.

Stefanie is the Vice Chair of DLA Piper’s Markets and Sectors along with serving as the Co-Chair, FDA Regulatory practice. She was the former Chair of the Consumer Goods Food & Retail Sector, a member of DLA Piper's governing Policy Committee and the Hiring Committee, and the proud 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
  • 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)


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