Responding to State Legislators & Attorneys General

Location: Lower Level, North Convention Center

Friday, November 9 | 9-11am

From California to New York, the dietary supplement industry must remain vigilant to keep apprised of developments at state legislatures and the offices of state attorneys general. Bills introduced in 2016 and 2017 in the Northeast threatened to impose undue burdens on supplement marketers and manufacturers. Meanwhile, Proposition 65 in California continues to create headaches for conventional food and dietary supplement companies, exposing them to litigation. Legislators and Prop 65 are not the only state-specific threats to the industry, as demonstrated by the controversial herbal supplements probe in 2015 spearheaded by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Industry experts will discuss: 

  • How the supplement industry fought back against legislation introduced in Massachusetts and New York;
  • Current state of Prop 65 litigation and ramifications for conventional food and dietary supplement industries; and
  • Update on state attorneys general investigations, lawsuits and priorities.


  • Rend Al-Mondhiry, Amin Talati Upadhye
  • Anthony Cortez, Greenberg Traurig
  • Daniel Fabricant, Natural Products Association
  • Richard Lawson, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP            
  • Steve Mister, Council for Responsible Nutrition