FDA Forum: Regulatory Developments in the Food and Life Sciences Industries

Event Description

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at gmui@mnbars.org.

Hosted by the Food Drug & Device Law Section

In-Person Only Event | Wed.April 17, 2024 from 1 PM to 6 PM

Venue: The MARQ , 250 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
Tenant’s Lounge, Second Floor, hosted by Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.

Join a lively discussion of corporate counsel and private practitioners on federal and state regulatory developments impacting the food, drug, biotech, and medical device industries. The FDA Forum is this Section’s longest running annual event, valued by members for offering an insider’s perspective on thorny and emerging regulatory issues. 
The keynote speaker this year is James Beck, a Senior Policy Analyst at the law firm of Reed Smith and a highly recognized thought leader in life sciences and healthcare related legal issues.  Mr. Beck is the founder and co-host of the widely read and influential Drug and Device Law Blog, where he frequently contributes posts on significant legal decisions and other product liability-related issues affecting drug, biotech, and medical device companies. Mr. Beck will speak on the uptick in threats to the FDA’s administrative authority, such as abortion-related challenges to FDA authority over product approvals, the California Food Safety Act, and the anticipated ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on the future of Chevron deference.
Following Mr. Beck’s presentation are panel discussions among in-house and outside counsel specializing in food law and drug and device law, including panelists from Hershey, Hormel, Post Consumer Brands, Boston Scientific, and Coloplast. Total of 3.5 CLE credits anticipated. We will close the Forum with a social and networking event with light refreshments catered by Surdyk’s. 
FDA Forum Schedule
1 PM: Welcome and Keynote: James Beck
2 PM: Food regulatory panel discussion.
3:15 PM: Drug and device regulatory panel discussion.
4:30 PM: Social and networking event.

Keynote Speaker:

James Beck, Senior Policy Analyst at Reed Smith, LLP

Presentation Panelists:

Food Panel:
Kelly Foos, Associate General Counsel | Post Consumer Brands LLC
Barbara Bergen, Corporate Counsel | Hormel Foods Corporation
Kelly Laudon, Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory | The Hershey Company
Drug & Device Panel:
Karin Simonson, Envoy Medical
Aaron Rodriguez, Senior Counsel | Coloplast Corp.
Rachel Gartner, Boston Scientific

Food Panel: Emily Zambrana, Senior Principal Legal Counsel | Whole Foods Market
Drug/Device Panel: Bryan Feldhaus, Vice President of Legal-Regulatory and Compliance | DuVal & Associates

CLE Credits:

3.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 505494


Section Member: $0
Bar Member, not in the Section: $10
Non-Member: $25
Law Student & New Admittee: $0/Free

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2024. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Geen Mui | gmui@mnbars.org

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

250 Marquette Avenue
Tenant’s Lounge, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401