Distinguished Co-Chairs

Tony Pavel

Deputy General Counsel, Global Food Law
Perfect Day (Washington, DC)

Co-Chair Opening Remarks

July 14, 2022 8:30 am

Sarah Sunday

Assistant General Counsel, Food Law
Nestlé USA Legal Department (Arlington, VA)

USDA Interview

July 14, 2022 8:45 am

Government Insights

Alexander Domesle

Senior Advisor for Chemistry, Toxicology, and Related Sciences Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture (Washington, DC)

USDA Interview

July 14, 2022 8:45 am

In-House Insights

Leigh Barcham

Senior Counsel, Product Regulatory & Government Affairs
US Foods Inc. (Rosemont, IL)

Susan Matthees Blum

Senior Food Lawyer
Cargill (Wayzata, MN)

Kevin Boot

General Counsel
Whole Foods Market (Des Moines, IA)

Madeline Cohen

Regulatory Attorney
Good Food Institute (Washington, DC)

Jim Dudukovich

Counsel
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Lauren Eskenazi

Program Manager, Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI)
BBB National Programs

Kelly D. Fair

US General Counsel
Canopy Growth Corporation (San Francisco, CA)

Christian Flinn

Policy Associate
Plant Based Foods Association (Washington, DC)

Todd A. Grauel

Associate General Counsel
The Kraft Heinz Company (Chicago, IL)

Jessica Haefele

Senior Legal Counsel
Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover Chocolates (Kansas City, MO)

Amy Hancock

General Counsel/EVP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
American Beverage Association (Washington, DC)

David G. Mallen

Partner
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Nicole Nice

Assistant General Counsel - Food Law
Mars, Incorporated (Denver, CO)

Debra Policarpo

Senior Attorney, Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU)
BBB National Programs

Kimberly Pryor

General Counsel
JBS USA Foods (Greeley, CO)

Joseph C. Scala

General Counsel
Beech-Nut Nutrition Company

Ryan Simon

Senior Director, Safety & Regulatory
Food & Nutrition Group

Steve L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology Co-Director, Food Allergy Research & Resource Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

René Viñas

Toxicologist, Regulatory Affairs Scientist
UPSIDE Foods (Atlanta, GA)

David Welch

Co-Founder
Synthesis Capital LLP (Frederick, MD)

Law Firm Insights

Jennifer Adams

Partner
Amin Talati Wasserman (Chicago, IL)

Megan K. Bannigan

Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York, NY)

Sarah L. Brew

Partner
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Daniel Dwyer

Partner
Kleinfeld Kaplan & Becker LLP (Washington, DC)

Sascha Henry

Partner
Sheppard Mullin LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

Deepti A. Kulkarni

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP (Washington, DC)

Andrew B. Lustigman

Partner
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP (New York, NY)

Sheila A. Millar

Partner
Keller and Heckman LLP (Washington, DC)

Karin F.R. Moore

Director
Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. (Washington, DC)

Amy Ralph Mudge

Partner
Baker & Hostetler LLP (Washington, DC)

Jessica P. O’Connell

Partner
Covington & Burling LLP (Washington, DC)

D. Michael Stroud Jr.

Partner
Nossaman LLP (Washington, DC)