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Fred Degnan, FDA's Former Associate Chief Counsel for Foods to Speak at GKC's Upcoming FDA Regulations in Food Label Teleconference


The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Fred Degnan, FDA's former Associate Chief Counsel for Foods and former Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement, currently a Partner at top international law firm King & Spalding, will speak at the upcoming FDA Regulations in Food Label teleconference scheduled tentatively for May 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM EST.

New York, NY, May 05, 2006 --(PR.com)-- The Global Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Fred Degnan, FDA's former Associate Chief Counsel for Foods and former Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement, currently a Partner at top international law firm King & Spalding, will speak at the upcoming FDA Regulations in Food Label teleconference scheduled tentatively for May 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM EST.

Recently, the FDA has changed many of the rules governing how food is labeled for consumer products. Changes include: listing the amount of trans fat, notification of eight allergen groups, and a new definition of "whole grain". The Global Knowledge Congress has assembled a team of experts to help analyze these changes and their impact on the companies servicing this industry. These experts will present their findings, which include a "best practice" panel at a comprehensive two-hour teleconference scheduled for May 2006.

About Fred Degnan

Fred Degnan is a partner in King & Spalding’s Washington office where since 1988 he has specialized in food and drug law. Prior to coming to King & Spalding, Mr. Degnan served for eleven years in FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel where he had substantial FDA litigation and enforcement experience as well as serving as the agency’s Associate Chief Counsel for Foods. He received the agency’s highest awards. 

At King & Spalding, Mr. Degnan represents several large multinational food companies, a number of domestic drug producers, several international science-based nonprofit associations, and several biotechnology companies. Mr. Degnan is also the General Counsel of the Food and Drug Law Institute.
Since 1989, in addition to his responsibilities at King & Spalding, he has taught food and drug law at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law where he serves as a “Distinguished Lecturer.” He has published and lectured extensively on FDA-related issues and is the author of the book “FDA’s Creative Application of the Law: Not Merely a Collection of Words,” a consideration of FDA’s implementation of its statutory authority to adapt to the practical demands of modern regulation. In 2002 he received the FDLI Distinguished Leadership Award for his contributions to the food and drug community. In December 2004 he was named by the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s “Best” lawyers and included in the magazine’s list of the leading 21 food and drug lawyers. 

Mr. Degnan received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts and his law degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

About King & Spalding 

King & Spalding has provided the highest quality legal services to its clients for over a century. Since its establishment in 1885, the firm has had a tradition of attracting and developing many of this country's finest lawyers. Among them is Griffin B. Bell, former Attorney General of the United States, and numerous other lawyers who have held high-level positions in the federal and state governments. Our partnership also includes two past presidents and an additional nine members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, two past presidents of the American Health Lawyers Association and three past presidents of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. 

Today, with more than 800 attorneys and offices in Atlanta, Houston, London, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm continues to provide the highest caliber legal counsel to clients from the United States and abroad. King & Spalding currently represents more than 250 public companies, including more than half of the Fortune 100. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries. 

Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. King & Spalding lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. King & Spalding continues to build on the firm's fundamental roots and values. Our mission statement reflects our commitment to three core objectives: legal work of the highest quality, attentive and responsive client service and community stewardship. 

For more information, about Fred Degnan and his firm, please visit: http://www.kslaw.com

About The Global Knowledge Congress

The Global Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org

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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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Therese Lumbao, Member Services Director
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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