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Greenberg Traurig’s Rick Shackelford and Daniell Newman Speak at FDLI Conferences in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco

Los Angeles – Sept. 22, 2016 – Daniell K. Newman, a litigation shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Los Angeles office, will speak at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) conference in San Francisco Sept. 22-23 entitled “Introduction to Food Law and Regulation.” He will speak about the general requirements for food labeling, including meat and poultry, at 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 22, as well as on imports and international issues at 2 p.m. on Sept.23.

Rick L. Shackelford, co-lead of the firm’s Food & Beverage Group and co-chair of both the Class Action Litigation Practice, and the Los Angeles Litigation Practice spoke at the FDLI’s Washington, D.C. conference Sept.14 -15, “Food Advertising, Labeling and Litigation.” At that conference, Shackelford was part of a panel discussion that explored the biggest issues surrounding litigation, how to avoid litigation, and what to do if your company or client finds itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit.

Shackelford, who defends food and beverage clients against false advertising accusations, has established precedent in this ever-changing and litigious industry. As an experienced trial litigator, he represents his clients in complex litigation, including consumer class actions, product liability, false advertising, and commercial law. Shackelford consistently wins cases in key jurisdictions by dismissal, summary judgment, or defeating class certification. He successfully defended three major juice companies in federal jury trials in cases brought by competitors alleging false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act. He has also represented several other food and juice makers in consumer class actions alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising, including challenges to nutrition, ingredient, and health claims made in a variety of media. Shackelford has also defended clients in consumer product liability cases, including Proposition 65 claims.

Newman focuses his practice on helping clients develop litigation strategies that meet both their case-specific and larger business objectives. He has considerable jury trial experience, defending complex civil cases against some of America’s best-known food and beverage companies, including, with Shackelford, three Lanham Act false advertising trials for juice companies.  Newman also has broad experience in products liability defense and toxic tort defense; in defense of consumer class actions, including CAFA actions; and has helped numerous clients achieve successful settlements or resolutions of these cases.

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.