The Official Legal & Regulatory Sponsor of SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America

Because the evolving legal and regulatory landscape affects our industry in unprecedented ways, SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America has partnered with Venable LLP to provide you with an opportunity to sit down with one of their attorneys in a one-on-one meeting to discuss the legal issues facing your business.

To participate, submit the “Request a Complimentary Meeting” form below to ask questions about such issues as regulatory challenges, intellectual property protection, state and federal investigations, and enforcement.

These consultations are not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Any advice may be given only when it is related to specific fact situations that Venable has accepted an engagement as counsel to address.

Venable will host meetings and a cocktail reception open to all attendees in Bayside C Lobby of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. 

Hours of Operation: 

Wednesday, November 2 | 10am-5:30pm | Cocktail Reception 3-4:30pm

Thursday, November 3 | 10am-5pm


Produced by:

Attorneys Available for Consultations:

Todd A. Harrison


Todd Harrison focuses his practice on FDA, FSIS, APHIS, AMS, FTC, and the DEA, as well as other federal, state, and international consumer protection agencies governing rules and regulations related to drugs, foods, dietary supplements, homeopathic remedies, medical devices, medical foods, and cosmetics. Learn more.

Claudia A. Lewis


Claudia Lewis represents numerous clients in the areas of FDA regulations governing foods, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, homeopathic preparations, medical foods, medical devices, and importation/exportation of FDA regulated goods; FTC regulations governing advertising appearing on the Internet, television, print media, and radio; FTC telemarketing regulations; USDA regulations governing the use of the term "organic"; and EPA regulations governing pesticides. Learn more.

Shahin O. Rothermel


Shahin Rothermel counsels and defends clients on issues involving advertising, marketing, e-commerce, privacy, social media, promotions, sweepstakes, and subscription programs. Shahin regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, district attorneys, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureaus (NAD), the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), and the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation program (ERSP), in addition to handling complex consumer class actions and competitor disputes in federal and state courts. Learn more.

Ari N. Rothman


Ari Rothman's nationwide practice focuses on all legal facets of Internet and mobile marketing, telemarketing, and payment processing. Ari represents advertisers, affiliate networks, lead generators, advertising agencies, payment processors, ISOs, and others in contract negotiations, compliance matters, federal and state government investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, and private litigation. As a result of this experience, he offers a unique perspective when counseling clients and helping them find creative solutions to complex problems.  Learn more.

Richard A. Starr


Richard Starr advises clients on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) matters, including the labeling, advertising, and marketing of cosmetics, dietary supplements, and foods. Richard also has experience assisting clients in understanding green chemistry and food packaging laws throughout the United States and identifying regulatory and legislative advocacy priorities. He has aided clients in establishing clearances for food additives and food-contact materials by the FDA and other international regulatory agencies. Learn more.

Melanie English


Melanie English brings experience in administrative law and policy to Venable's Food and Drug Law practice. Prior to joining Venable, Melanie was an intern at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), where she reviewed and edited regulations
for the Office of Regulation within the Office of the General Counsel. During law school, Melanie was a staff editor on the New York University School of Law Moot Court Board. Learn more.

Olisa Onyiuke


Olisa Onyiuke advises clients on matters related to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Olisa worked as a Venable summer associate, conducting regulatory legal research and drafting memoranda on food and drug advertising and labeling law. During law school, Olisa served as a student attorney for the Vanderbilt Housing Law Clinic, representing low-income tenants and modifying housing policies during the COVID-19 eviction moratorium. Learn more.

Alexander S. Rubel


Alex Rubel focuses his practice on matters related to food and drug law, advertising, and consumer product safety. Alex counsels clients on regulatory compliance issues, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, and helps them mitigate the risk of marketing-related litigation and National Advertising Division (NAD) challenges. He also focuses on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues, including reporting obligations and product recalls. Learn more.

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