French-American Chamber of Commerce
October 2, 2015
8:00 am to 10:30 am
Keller & Heckman LLP
1001 G Street NW Ste 500 W
Washington DC 20001

Food Fraud: New Challenges In The Supply Chain, From The US and EU Perspective

Please join FACC member Keller and Heckman Partners Katia Merten-Lentz (Brussels/Paris) and Christopher Van Gundy (San Francisco) for a review of recent developments in supply chain liability exposure, opportunities and insurance issues in food authenticity.

When: Oct 2, 2015 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Keller and Heckman LLP
            1001 G Street NW, Suite 500 West
            Washington DC 20001
Fees: $20 members, $40 non-members

Speakers Bios:

Christopher G. Van Gundy

Christopher Van Gundy’s practice focuses on food law litigation, regulation, and policy, including class actions, supply chain liability and authenticity (“food fraud”) issues, false advertising and food marketing claims, brand protection, trademark disputes, distribution disputes, and development and enforcement of food standards. In particular, Mr. Van Gundy assists food producers, distributors and their retail partners with identifying, preventing and/or mitigating risks in light of an increasingly global value chain and the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

With over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Van Gundy has litigated a wide variety of complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts nationwide, as well as international litigation and arbitration, in such areas as false advertising, class actions, trademark law, competition law, insurance law, and product liability.   Mr. Van Gundy co-chairs the Food Law Committee of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar with Robert S. Niemann, is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated, and has been named as a California Super Lawyer.

Katia Merten-Lentz

Katia Merten-Lentz advises clients on the legal and scientific aspects of the implementation of food regulations throughout Europe, both on the European Union (EU) and national level. In particular, she assists clients with issues ranging from food labeling (including health and nutrition claims) to the use of nano materials and genetically modified organisms. She also counsels operators throughout the food chain on traceability, geographical indicators, and regulations impacting food supplements and novel foods.

In the area of Environmental Law, Ms. Merten-Lentz’s expertise covers a wide range of issues, including EU regulations on plant protection products, eco-labeling and waste management. In the area of Cosmetics, she has advised companies on composition and labeling matters. Ms. Merten-Lentz has worked with academic institutions, European and national professional bodies, and commercial organizations. Her litigation experience includes representing clients before national and EU courts.

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