11th Year Anniversary FoodBev Exchange Litigation, Compliance, Regulatory, October 9-10, 2023, The Metropolitan Club, Chicago, Il., Where Food and Beverage Regulatory, Compliance and Litigation Executives Meet



Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.

At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, we are determined to help our clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks.

To do this, we will harness our global strength and local knowledge. We will drive towards our vision to become the world’s most innovative law firm. And we will continue to create an environment where the brightest minds can flourish.

Discover how we are positioning ourselves – and our clients – for the future. Visit us at www.allenovery.com

In an increasingly regulated world, we have an exceptional ability to help clients navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes.

Our distinctively collaborative culture allows us to be truly one team globally, drawing on the diverse experience of lawyers and advisors across the firm by seamlessly sharing insight and expertise.

What sets us apart is our ability to combine the tremendous strength in our litigation, investigations, and corporate practices with deep knowledge of policy and policymakers, and one of the world’s leading regulatory practices.

This enables us to create novel solutions to our clients’ toughest problems, successfully try their toughest cases and deliver commercially practical advice of the highest quality.


Foley & Lardner LLP is a preeminent law firm that stands at the nexus of the energy, health care and life sciences, innovative technology, and manufacturing sectors. We look beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and act as trusted business advisors to deliver creative, practical, and effective solutions. Our 1,100 lawyers across 25 offices worldwide partner on the full range of engagements from corporate counsel to IP work and litigation support, providing our clients with a one-team solution to all their needs. For nearly two centuries, Foley has maintained its commitment to the highest level of innovative legal services and to the stewardship of our people, firm, clients, and the communities we serve. www.foley.com

Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker is one of the most distinguished and experienced law firms in the country specializing in FDA law. Our practice concentrates on the regulation of products subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — including food, drugs, biologics, cosmetics, medical devices, dietary supplements, controlled substances, tobacco products, and animal food and drugs — as well as related areas of advertising law. We also advise on regulatory issues affecting similar products (such as meat and poultry regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); and consumer products regulated by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CSPC)).

Morrison Foerster transforms complexity into advantage. With our collective intelligence, we shape powerful legal strategies that move your business forward while living our shared values.

We solve your most critical multidimensional challenges in a way that provides clarity around the risk you are facing and gives you confidence in your chosen path. We pair diversity of perspective with a strategic consultative approach to craft the tailored strategies you need. We foster trusted partnerships that are defined by winning for you when it matters most.

Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. Whether established for decades or just an entrepreneur’s idea, we represent organizations as they grow, innovate, disrupt, and develop into leading industry players and household names.

Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 12 offices located in the United States, Asia and Europe. The firm has more than 1,400 lawyers and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray.

The firm’s major practice areas include private equity, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, complex business litigation, securities litigation, health care, life sciences, bankruptcy and business restructuring, government enforcement and white collar crime, privacy & data security, investment management, hedge funds, antitrust, employee benefits, tax, and real estate. The firm is active in several industries, including private equity, life sciences, health care, asset management, TMT (technology, media & telecommunications) and retail.

Visit www.ropesgray.com to learn more.

Our Sheppard Mullin team of attorneys understands the food and beverage industry and can assist you in expanding into the global market and developing new business strategies, while protecting your products and brands along the way. We counsel food and beverage clients with experienced representation in brand development and protections, product liability, patent, trade secrets, and trademarks, immigration, privacy, regulatory, tax, and labor and employment issues.

More than 150 years after the founding of our firm, Sidley today comprises a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration, and superior client service. Forging enduring relationships with the business community, while remaining attuned to the dynamic legal landscape, we understand and work to fulfill the needs of our global clients. We are proud to serve this varied and high-caliber group of market leaders, many of whom are pioneers in their respective industries and professions.

The firm has built a reputation for successfully representing clients on complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters spanning a range of legal areas. From our offices in the commercial, financial, and regulatory centers of the world, we harness our knowledge to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal and business challenges that our clients face.

We strongly believe in creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds by retaining and promoting outstanding lawyers who reflect the global marketplace and communities that we serve. Our dedication to achieving greater diversity and inclusivity extends beyond our firm to the legal profession. We are passionate about making a meaningful impact by fostering positive change in many ways. Through our four firmwide pro bono projects, our lawyers and staff devote more than 125,000 hours annually to pro bono work, playing a vital role in people’s lives around the world. In addition, we partner with several charitable organizations as part of our corporate responsibility program, enabling our professionals to contribute their talents to a variety of volunteer projects that benefit communities in need.

In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. 

The firm is particularly noted for its capabilities in: 

  • White-collar defense and other government investigations and enforcement including anti-corruption and economic sanctions, fraud, money laundering, criminal antitrust, and tax investigations, examinations, and enforcement actions; 
  • High-stakes litigation particularly involving complex commercial claims and cross-border disputes; 
  • Patent and technology litigation especially life sciences, trade secrets, and Section 337 claims and controversies arising from disruptive technologies;
  • Preventive international corporate compliance particularly FCPA/anti-corruption, economic sanctions/export controls, national and cybersecurity, including program development and implementation, transaction counseling, and internal investigations; and 
  • Challenging regulatory issues before the US government particularly agencies addressing energy, the environment, tax, trade, transportation, telecommunications, technology, and the Internet, as well as regulatory matters in Brussels, London, and Beijing

Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

Venable LLP is a firm of trusted advisors serving businesses, organizations, and individuals in the most important aspects of their work. Our national full-service Food, Beverage, and Drug Law practice operates at the intersection of the FDA and the FTC, an advantage that very few law firms can provide. We have decades of marketplace experience, and we assist clients at all stages of the product life cycle – from product development and regulatory approval/clearance to advertising, marketing, and distribution. Our team includes lawyers with significant prior experience in senior positions at FDA, bringing in-the-trenches knowledge of the FDA’s “regulatory culture.”

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