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Litigation based on food marketing practices is one of the fastest growing areas of the law.  From consumer protection to antitrust, hundreds of cases related to food have been filed over the past decade. Indeed, in 2015 alone, over 100 class actions related to food law were filed in the United States.

Food law, however, presents a number of unique issues. Motions to dismiss based on complex arguments such as preemption and primary jurisdiction are common. Likewise, the ability to have a class certified has become more difficult in the wake of United States Supreme Court cases such as Wal-Mart and Comcast.

This webinar is designed to provide you with the nuts and bolts required to build a robust and successful practice food law practice. You will gain a better understand of what type of food claims and marketing practices are ripe for litigation and those that should be avoided. By the end of the webinar, you will have expanded your food law resources, learned successful litigation strategies, and developed a stronger ability to ascertain winnable cases.

What You Will Learn

  • Valuable tools that can help you build a food law practice
  • Successful litigation strategies (and pitfalls to be avoided)


Michael R. Reese has been representing consumers for more than 15 years in class actions and has recouped hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf as class counsel. Mr. Reese specializes in food law, and is a frequent lecturer – both to practitioners and academics – on food law. He is also frequently published on food law, with his most recent publication appearing in the April, 2016 edition of the American Bar Association Health Lawyer. Mr. Reese is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School where he currently teaches on class actions. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Reese was a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted violent and white-collar felonies.

Brian Herrington is the founding partner of Herrington Law, PA. Mr. Herrington has successfully litigated class action cases involving consumer protection, antitrust, and unfair and deceptive practices in courts across the country from New York to Illinois to Washington. For the past four years, Mr. Herrington has litigated food misbranding cases primarily in California, but other states as well.