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Title: Food Label Legal Risks: Demand Letters & Litigation Trends

Plaintiff litigation and demand letters are one of the primary risks to consider in developing product marketing strategies.

Learn how to navigate the shark tank with this discussion of the current litigation landscape, trending and hot topics being targeted, how to best protect your company, and what to do if (when) your product becomes a target.

Speaker: George Spatz – Partner – Amin Talati Wasserman LLP

George Spatz PictureGeorge Spatz has nearly two decades of experience representing food and beverage, dietary supplement, drug, cosmetic, software and technology, and medical device companies in supply-chain, intellectual property, and other business disputes.

George regularly handles the defense of consumer class actions, including matters arising under New York’s General Business Law § 349, the District of Columbia’s Consumer Protection Procedures, Illinois’ Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, and California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).

George has a Bachelor of Science in psychological services with a concentration in communication studies from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in speech communication with a focus on rhetoric from Texas A&M University, and a Juris Doctor from The University of Chicago Law School.

George has extensive experience litigating cases in federal and state court, in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, as well as before government agencies and industry groups. George started his career at a technology law boutique before joining a multi-national firm for fifteen years. George has been recognized for his substantive knowledge and client service. Among other things, George was honored as the 2018 MillerCoors Outside Counsel of the Year and was a featured commentator on CNBC’s Street Signs with Erin Burnett in a segment on privacy concerns related to the iPhone’s tracking of users’ locations.

Outside of law, George is an avid Northwestern sports fan and enjoys taking in football and basketball games with his wife and two daughters.

Speaker: Jennifer Adams – Partner – Amin Talati Wasserman LLP

Jennifer Adams PictureJennifer’s practice focuses on advertising, marketing, and regulatory compliance. She represents companies in investigations and actions brought by FDA, USDA, FTC, State Attorneys General, false and advertising class action demands, as well as in disputes between competitors and in National Advertising Division (NAD) challenges.

She also advises on a wide variety of advertising compliance matters for dietary supplement, food, cosmetic, animal food, and over-the-counter drug companies, including claim substantiation, social media, endorsements, green marketing, reviews, and promotions.

Jennifer has a BS in food science and is admitted in Illinois and California. Outside of law, she is a foodie & wannabe chef, active golfer, and is trying every trick in her book to raise her toddler a White Sox fan — much to her Cubs-loving husband’s annoyance.

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