2023 Co-Chairs
Speaker Name

David Biderman

Firmwide Chair, Consumer Products & Services Litigation

Perkins Coie LLP

Speaker Name

Lori Leskin

Co-Chair, Consumer Products Practice Group

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Key Industry Stakeholders include

Joseph Conklin

SVP & Global Deputy General Counsel
Coty Inc.


Risa Drexler

General Counsel
Nutrition North America, Unilever


Hih Song Kim

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate
BlueTriton Brands


Mark Brian Levine

Associate General Counsel
Reckitt Benckiser


Chris Liwski

Head of Legal North America and Global Head of Litigation
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare


Christine McInerney

Head of Litigation
Nestle Health Science


Sabrina Mizrachi

VP, Litigation & Global Product Regulatory
Estée Lauder Companies


Urmi Patel

Senior Principal Legal Counsel
Whole Foods Market


Amanda Weinberger

Senior Counsel
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery

The plaintiffs’ bar is becoming increasingly aggressive in targeting food, cosmetic, and dietary supplement companies in class action lawsuits. Many of these lawsuits range from the ridiculous to the absurd and are taking up too much time and money to defend.

The time to stop this madness is now. To help defense counsel address this never ending barrage of class action fillings, American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to introduce our Advanced Forum on Defending FDA-Regulated Consumer Products Class Actions.

Join us this Fall for two days of comprehensive strategy sessions which will equip you with the tactical tools needed to avoid, combat and defend against the latest class action lawsuits. We look forward to seeing you in New York City for what is sure to be one of the most valuable gatherings of the year!

Benefit from In Depth Discussions on
  • Think Tank on How MoCRA and the New FTC Health Products Compliance Guidance May Affect Class Action Activity
  • Focus Session on the Connection Between Consumer Groups, Independent Labs and the Plaintiff’s Bar
  • Cross-Circuit Analysis of Recent Class Certification Developments
  • Navigating the Nuances of PFAS and Titanium Dioxide Class Actions
  • Strategy Session on How Sound Claims Substantiation and Labeling Practices Are the Best Offense
  • Working Group on Preemption Arguments in light of MoCRA and other FDA developments
  • Pre-Litigation Playbook: What to Do After Receiving a Demand Letter
  • Navigating Common Class-Action Settlement Challenges Across the Food, Cosmetics and Supplements Industries