MSBA Food, Drug & Device Law Section

Annual Report

2016 - 2017

Section Membership
As of June 22, 2017, the Section has 192 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $6,107.23 as of May 31, 2017.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 9 CLE programs and/or events in fiscal year 2016-17.  

Program/Event Title


Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Justice Gorsuch: Impact on the Supreme Court and the Food, Drug and Device Industries and Annual Elections Meeting

June 22, 2017


1.0 Standard


A Second Helping at Lunch - Cook for Kids

April 24, 2017




The Evolving Role of Compliance in Health Care Fraud Investigations (co-sponsored with Health Law Section)

April 21, 2017


1.0 Ethics


Hot Topics in Food Law for the Food Service Industry (co-sponsored with Mitchell Hamline Health Law Institute)

April 11, 2017


1.0 Standard


3-D Printing and its Impact on Product Liability

March 22, 2017


1.0 Standard


FDA Forum – Developing Trends and Topics for Food and Drug/Device Companies

February 28, 2017


2.5 Standard


An Evening to Serve and Socialize - Cook for Kids program

January 31, 2017




Cybersecurity and Medical Devices

November 30, 2016


1.0 Standard


The Annual Green Line Crawl Social

November 10, 2016




Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 22, 2017 and there were 40 people that attended.

The following Officers and Council Members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council starting July 1, 2017:

Chair:  Amy Fowler, Pathmaker FDA Law
Vice Chair:  Elizabeth Luoma, DuVal & Associates, PA
Treasurer:  Courtney Lawrence, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Secretary:   Aaron Hage, Medtronic 
Immediate Past Chair:  Christine Kain, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Council Members:
Thomas Beimers, Hogan Lovells
Jennell Bilek, Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh Lindquist & Schuman PA
Peter Goss, Blackwell Burke PA
David Graham, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Timothy Griffin, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Nancy Husnik, Target Corporation
Christine Kain, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP 
Kelly Laudon, Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Ranelle Leier, Fox Rothschild
Catherine London, Fredrikson & Byron PA
Ryan McGary, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Melissa Wolchansky, Halunen Law

The following candidates were newly-elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council starting July 1, 2017:

Allison Lange Garrison, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Josh Kim, Josh Kim Food and Feed Law LLC

Diversity and Inclusion 

Engagement of new and or younger attorneys through the Green Line Crawl Social

Other Section Accomplishments

  • Program co-sponsorships with the Health Law Section and Mitchell Hamline Law of School – Health Law Institute; 
  • Organized 2 public service projects this past bar term, providing and serving meals to youth and families; 
  • Financially supported and contributed to MSBA’s Mock Trial program;
  • Planned a half day forum introducing legal topics in the Food, Drug & Device industries – led by Ryan McGary.  

Submitted By: 

Amy Fowler, Section Vice-Chair
Date: June 27, 2017