ANTHONY ANSCOMBE is a Partner at Sedgwick LLP, resident in it its Chicago and San Francisco Offices. His practice focuses on the defense of class actions involving retailers, food, beverage, automotive, medical and cosmetic products. He chairs Sedgwick's class action and food industry practice groups. He is a member of the Chicago Section of the Institute of Food Technologists, and sits on the editorial board of the Food and Drug Law Institute's Food and Drug Law Journal. Mr. Anscombe has a special interest in tort and class action reform, and frequently writes and speaks on the intersection between law and public policy. He currently serves as the Board President at the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution, a leading pro bono organization that provides mediation services to courts and communities in the Chicagoland area. Mr Anscombe is admitted to practice in California and Illinois, and in many federal courts across the country. He earned his BA from Yale University in 1983, and his JD from the University of Virginia in 1988. He invites you to connect with him on Linkedin for occasional updates on matters of law and policy relevant to the F&B industry.