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On February 24, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Shareholder William A. Garvin participated as a moderator for Food Week 2015. In his panel, titled “Class Action Litigation,” speakers discussed the different stages of a class action case. Attendees learned about the increase in motions to dismiss, the “reasonable consumer” standard, certification and ascertainability trends and what’s new in settlements, especially in the 7th and 9th Circuits. Panelists included Andrew Kaplan, Partner from Crowell &Moring LLP, Kara McCall, Partner from Sidley Austin LLP and Trent Taylor, partner with McGuireWoods, LLP.

Food Week 2015 is a unique combination of two advanced topics in food regulation for lawyers, regulators, industry representatives, and policy stakeholders. This two day event focused on Food Safety and Globalization, as well as Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation. For more information on Food and Drug Institution programs, click here.