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Brooke Kim, Partner and Maggie Craig, Associate, with DLA Piper to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Food & Beverage Litigation: Whatís Hot & Whatís Not in 2017 & Beyond


New York, NY, September 15, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Brooke Kim, Partner and Maggie Craig, Attorney with DLA Piper will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Food & Beverage Litigation: What’s Hot & What’s Not in 2017 & Beyond.” This event is scheduled for September 26, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/food-beverage-litigation-whats-hot-whats-not-in-2017-beyond

About Brooke Kim

Brooke Kim practices in the area of consumer and pharmaceutical products, with an emphasis in complex and mass torts and unfair competition claims. Ms. Kim represents food manufacturers in a variety of disputes, including consumer fraud class actions, personal injury suits, California Proposition 65 litigation, and supplier disputes. Her clients range from multinational pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers to smaller manufacturers of products in the natural food chain. Brooke has tried cases on behalf of technology companies and product manufacturers, and has successfully represented clients in mediation and arbitration.

About Maggie Craig

Maggie Craig focuses her practice in civil litigation and regulatory compliance, with a specific emphasis on food, nutrition and dietary supplements, consumer products, food and consumer product recalls, corporate compliance and consumer fraud class actions.

She represents national and international manufacturers of food, dietary supplements, food start-ups, cosmetics, clothing retailers and a variety of consumer products. She also has international in-house experience, working abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands as international regulatory and compliance legal counsel for a multi-national food company.

Maggie has hands on, in-depth experience navigating food and nutrition industry trends, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations. She also has extensive experience with the scientific substantiation landscape related to product benefit statements, including health claims, structure function claims, qualified health claims and product formulations.

As in-house counsel, Maggie served as international legal counsel to more than 40 business units with particular emphasis on building and executing corporate compliance initiatives and related compliance matters, as well as extensive regulatory advising and risk analysis for US product benefit statements claims covering products ranging from baby food to adult dietary supplements.

Maggie's training in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University combined with her litigation, regulatory and international in-house experience provides a particularly unique insight and advantage in food and dietary supplement-related litigation and regulatory matter and national and international corporate compliance matters.

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Abstract

Due to the growing number of claims from misleading product advertising or labels, consumer class action lawsuits filed against food and beverage companies are no longer uncommon. In the coming years, liability from food labeling is expected to proliferate considering the increasing complexity and heightened scrutiny.

In this live Webcast, a notable team of thought leaders and professionals organized by The Knowledge Group will provide a walk-through of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and developments surrounding the Food & Beverage Litigation landscape. Speakers will also give highlights to the potential risks and pitfalls arising from this industry.

Key topics include:

• Litigation trends, including all natural, healthy, no sugar added, and non-GMO claims
• Regulatory trends, particularly menu labeling requirements and organic regulations
• Criminal enforcement
• Best practices
• Forecast for the future of food litigation and regulation

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
Contact Information
The Knowledge Group
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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www.theknowledgegroup.org
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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