• International Legal and Regulatory counsel for infant foods division in a multi-national food company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, focusing on regulatory and compliance matters across more than 40 business units worldwide
  • Regulatory advising and label claims risk assessment for multi-national food company's infant foods, toddler foods/follow on formulas, cereal bars and adult dietary supplements, including a variety of FDA regulations including use of vignettes, structure function claims, disease claims, nutrient content claims, "natural" claims, gluten free claims and other product benefit statements
  • Regulatory advising and coordination with TTB regarding alcohol importer's permit application for foreign entity importing products through US subsidiary
  • Regulatory advising, classification assessment and label review for malt beverage and beer products
  • Regulatory advising and coordination with TTB regarding tobacco manufacturer’s amended permit application due to change in control, involving international parent company and complex corporate structure
  • Representation of international wine manufacturer related to recall of foreign manufactured wine bottles containing glass particles
  • Regulatory advising and label claims risk assessment for multi-national food company's infant foods, toddler foods/follow on formulas, cereal bars and adult dietary supplements, including a variety of FDA regulations including use of vignettes, structure function claims, disease claims, nutrient content claims, "natural" claims, gluten free claims and other product benefit statements
  • Regulatory advising and risk analysis for yogurt products regarding compliance with FDA regulations and use of terms such as "fresh"
  • 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
  • Representation of international supplier of stevia and sweetener products involving alleged false advertising of "all natural" claims, resulting in supplier not facing class action litigation
  • 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 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
  • Regulatory advising and risk analysis for international sweetener manufacturer regarding packaging and labelling compliance under FDA regulations for stevia product
  • 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
  • Regulatory advising and analysis of nutrition labeling requirements for company offering food kits designed for children, including "cottage law" implications
  • Regulatory advising for international clothing retailers regarding a variety of compliance matters, including national plastic bag ordinances, retail price verification laws and restricted substances
  • Representation of international clothing retailer related to CPSC recall efforts involving lead in children's products and related import/export and product detention implications for foreign manufactured products
  • Representation of Canadian clothing retailer related to importation and recall negotiations with CPSC regarding certain adult and children's clothing products with compliance concerns
  • National counsel and team member for Bayer regarding alleged false advertising of One-A-Day Men's Health Formula and One-A-Day Men's 50+ multivitamins in three separate litigations, resulting in one extremely favorable settlement in Ohio; one dismissal via defeat of class certification in South Carolina; and a detailed 83-page opinion granting summary judgment for Bayer in California (Johns v. Bayer Healthcare, LLC, 2013 WL 1498965)
  • Defense of international supplier of stevia and sweetener products involving alleged false advertising of "all natural" claims, resulting in supplier not facing class action litigation
  • Defense of manufacturers of glucosamine products in consumer fraud, unfair competition and false and misleading advertising class actions
  • Defense of Bayer's One-A-Day WeightSmart in multiple jurisdictions involving allegations of false advertising
  • Defense of food and beverage manufacturer in consumer fraud class action regarding probiotic fruit beverage products, resulting in extremely favorable injunction-only terms and no damages paid by defendant
  • Defense of a major oil pipeline company against allegations of soil and groundwater contamination and related environmental remediation, resulting in summary judgment win for client
  • Defense of a public transportation company following a train collision resulting in mass tort litigation
  • Pro bono representation of a social security applicant before Social Security Administration; obtained favorable judgment enabling the client to receive social security disability benefits during a defined recovery period
  • Pro bono defense of an individual in a property contract dispute; successfully negotiated settlement
  • Pro bono representation of a family of Haitian national applicants seeking asylum in the United States based on persecution for political opinions, resulting in full grant of asylum
  • Pro bono representation of a Mexican national applicant seeking asylum in the United States based on persecution for sexual orientation
  • Extensive involvement with managing and coordinating large scale electronic discovery, document review and document productions