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
  • Representation of a peanut butter manufacturer in addressing regulatory and compliance concerns as well as legislative efforts relevant to labeling of consumer product.
  • Representation of herbal supplement distributor in defending against class action claiming mislabeling and consumer fraud
  • Representation of international confection and nutritional supplement manufacturer and distributor relating to information management and regulatory compliance
  • 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
  • Representation of athletic apparel and consumer goods company related to recall involving lead paint in apparel bag products
  • Representation of national retail distributor of apparel, consumer goods and confections relating to the development of a global compliance program, cross border distribution, labeling and consumer fraud claims
  • Representation of a national pharmaceutical company in litigation arising out of the distribution of federally approved drugs alleged to have resulted in serious injury and death across the country
  • Served as in-house consultant for an eight-month period to an international technology/communications company in order to establish a protocol for litigation crisis management and regulatory reporting. Instituted quality assurance policies and procedures as part of litigation prevention strategy
  • Representation of a biotechnology company in assessment of potential liability and avoidance mechanisms in the development and manufacture and distribution of pathogen detection devices for governmental and civilian use
  • Representation of a national oil and gas company in crisis response and subsequent litigation resulting from a toxic release
  • Representation of a national chemical corporation involved in a significant toxic chemical release in crisis response and subsequent class actions as well as multimillion-dollar claims litigation
  • Representation of glassware manufacturer in response to class action, proposition 65 claims, and government inquiry relating to the alleged use of chemicals in drinking glasses sold by food distribution and retailer
  • Representation of international battery distributor in multiple recalls involving allegations of defect and consumer fraud
  • Representation of distributors and retailers of athletic gear and apparel relating to the development of global compliance program, cross border distribution, labeling and consumer fraud claims
  • National representation of a national motorcycle manufacturers in toxic tort litigation including the development of a national defense strategy, in-house witnesses identification and preparation, discovery coordination and trial
  • National representation of national heavy industrial equipment manufacturers in toxic tort litigation to include the development of a national defense strategy, in-house witnesses identification and preparation, discovery coordination and trial
  • Representation of international children's products manufacturers in car seat, swing and stroller litigation to include development of in-house witnesses and experts for national litigation platform
  • Representation of international motorcycle manufacturers in products liability litigation across the country to include the development of a national defense strategy, in-house witness identification and preparation, discovery coordination and trial
  • Representation of national health insurance provider in the defense of complex commercial class action litigation based on provider agreements and coding
  • Representation of an international consumer product manufacturer in the development of a coordinated e-discovery protocol
  • Representation of an international health insurance company in the development of a coordinated document management program as well as an e-discovery protocol
  • Representation of major package carrier in products liability litigation to include all facets of trial preparation
  • Representation of an elevator and escalator company in products liability litigation to include all facets of trial preparation