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Greenberg Traurig’s Justin Prochnow and Greg Sperla to Present at Nutrition Law Symposium

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Oct. 11, 2016 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorneys Justin Prochnow and Greg Sperla will be presenting at the 12th Annual Nutrition Law Symposium in Lehi, Utah October 14.

Prochnow will be presenting on the “FDA/GMP” panel, focusing on regulatory compliance, including compliance with:

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements;
  • Inspections; 
  • Responding to 483s and warning letters; and
  • Revisions to the Federal Labeling Regulations.

Sperla will be presenting on the “California Top 10” panel, which will focus on the unique California laws that affect the supplement industry. The discussion will highlight the top 10 regulations that may be unknown to companies in the industry but that have potential for enormous impact. These include:

  • Slack-fill laws
  • Beverage container stewardship
  • California Air Resource Board Annual Report Requirement (for cosmetic producers)
  • Prop. 65 updates.

Prochnow, co-lead of the firm’s Food & Beverage Group, is a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office. His practice is focused on assisting companies with regulatory, business, and legal needs in the beverage, food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, medical device, and OTC industries. Prochnow works closely with companies to ensure regulatory compliance with statutes and regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies, including the review of product labels, advertising, websites, and other marketing materials.

Sperla, an associate in the firm’s Sacramento office, advises businesses and trade associations on regulatory compliance, litigation, and government affairs. He regularly represents national consumer product companies on issues related to California and federal compliance, including product safety, product registration, labeling, claims/marketing and licensing, among other areas.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Proposition 65 Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Proposition 65 Practice provides experienced and effective advocacy in all types of Proposition 65 matters, most of which have political as well as legal and financial components.  The team has experience working with OEHHA, the attorney general's office, the governor's office and the few consultants who interpret the science used in both the listing process and enforcement actions. Our attorneys and governmental affairs professionals have been intimately involved with Proposition 65 since the statute was codified in 1986.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Food & Beverage Group

Named a Law360 2016 “Food & Beverage Group of the Year,” Greenberg Traurig’s Food & Beverage Group represents a multidisciplinary practice in which members leverage deep experience in the industry to advise clients on transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters. Our team serves the food, beverage, supplement, agribusiness, and agtech industries. Transactional areas range from product development and distribution, to M&A deals and commercial contracts, patent and trademark issues, as well as import and export agreements. Clients regularly turn to Greenberg Traurig to lead them through bet-the-product and bet-the-company litigation, including claims involving false advertising, consumer protection violations or class actions, and intellectual property disputes. The team also assists clients with advice on compliance for product labeling, safety, recalls, and advertising and marketing reviews.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.