Full Agenda and Recordings

All times listed are in Eastern time.

Wednesday, September 28

9:00–9:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–10:50 AM

FDLI Welcome and Keynote Addresses

FDLI Welcome and Opening Remarks
Christine M. Simmon, President & CEO, FDLI
Christopher Van Gundy, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Chair, 2022 Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation Conference Planning Committee

Keynote Addresses and Joint Q&A
Conrad Choiniere, Director, Office of Analytics and Outreach, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Cara Welch, Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), CFSAN, FDA

10:50–11:10 AM

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:10 AM–12:30 PM

Food and Dietary Supplements Legislation, Regulation, and Litigation: Key Developments Over the Past Year
Ricardo Carvajal, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC and Member, FDLI Board of Directors
Jensen N. Jose, Regulatory Counsel, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Megan Olsen, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition
Claudia M. Vetesi, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Moderated by Christopher Van Gundy, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Chair, 2022 Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation Conference Planning Committee

12:30–1:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:30–2:30 PM

Recent Class Actions Challenging Nutrient Content and Health Claims: Protein, Sugar, and More
Matthew G. Ball, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Maia Kats, Managing Attorney, Just Food Law PLLC
Kristen Shemory, Counsel, Nutrition Legal Operations, Abbott Nutrition
Moderated by Evangelia C. Pelonis, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

2:40–3:40 PM

Labeling Challenges in the Rapidly Evolving Alternative Protein Market
Jana Caracciolo, Staff Attorney, The National Agricultural Law Center
Kelly G. Laudon, Of Counsel, Jones Day
Alyssa B. Samuel, Senior Associate, Husch Blackwell LLP
Moderated by Stefanie Jill Fogel, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (com)

3:40–4:00 PM

Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00–5:15 PM

Litigation and Standards for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Claims
Christopher A. Cole, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Kirstin Mazzeo, Chief Counsel – Litigation, Campbells Soup Company
Corey L. Norton, Vice President, Supply Chain Legality, World Wildlife Fund
Amaru J. Sanchez, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP
Moderated by Thomas Tobin, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP

5:15–6:45 PM

Conference Reception (In-Person Only)

Thursday, September 29

9:00–9:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–10:45 AM

FDLI Welcome and Panel Discussion

FDLI Welcome
Steven Leslie, Deputy Director, Educational Programs, FDLI

Civil and Criminal Litigation Risks for Online Marketplaces and Digital Advertising
Richard Cleland, Assistant Director, Division of Advertising Practices, FTC
Bridget Richardson, Associate General Counsel, Blue Apron
Patrick Runkle, Trial Attorney, Consumer Protection Branch, US Department of Justice
Jack Wenik, Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green P.C.
Moderated by Jacqueline J. Chan, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP

11:00 AM–12:15 PM

Evaluating the State of the “Reasonable Consumer” Standard
Dale Giali, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Michael R. Reese, Founding Partner, Reese LLP
R. Trent Taylor, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Moderated by Jacob E. Gersen, Sidley Austin Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Affiliated Professor of Government, and Director, Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School

12:15–1:15 PM

Networking Luncheon with Table Topics

1:15–2:15 PM

Supply Pain: Food Fraud, Ingredient Verification, and Other Issues
August T. Horvath, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Gillian L. Wade, Partner, Milstein Jackson Fairchild & Wade, LLP
Moderated by Michael T. Roberts, Executive Director for the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

2:30–3:30 PM

The Complex World of Pet Food and Animal Supplement Regulation
Kim Bousquet, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Kelly Foos, Senior Legal Counsel, Marketing & Innovation, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Kristin M. Kaplan, Of Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Moderated by Deepti A. Kulkarni, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

3:45–5:00 PM

Unlikely to Harm or Cause for Alarm? Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Heavy Metals, and the US Approach to Potentially Harmful Substances in Foods and Dietary Supplements
Thomas M. Galligan, Principal Scientist, Food Additives and Supplements, CSPI
Heather Lynch, Managing Health Scientist, Cardno ChemRisk
Will Wagner, Senior Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP
Moderated by Stuart M. Pape, Partner, Polsinelli PC

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjournment