CHICAGO – Oct. 4, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Rick L. Shackelford spoke at the FoodBev Exchange, Oct. 4, at Loyola University in Chicago.
Shackelford, co-chair of the Greenberg Traurig Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice, co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice, and co-chair of the Los Angeles Litigation Practice, spoke Food & Beverage GC Roundtable: From the Opportunities and Pitfalls of eCommerce to Activist Consumers, Plaintiff’s Counsel and AG Actions – What Every Food & Beverage Counsel Needs to Know to Protect Your Business and Stay One Step Ahead of the Next Complaint.
The FoodBev Exchange is an event for peer-to-peer collaboration and networking for regulatory, compliance, and legal executives in the food and beverage industry.
Shackelford is recognized for defending high-profile food and beverage clients and has established precedent in this ever-changing and litigious industry. An experienced trial litigator, his practice is focused on consumer class actions, false advertising, and consumer product liability, including Prop 65 claims. He represents food and beverage companies in consumer class and individual actions alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising, including challenges to nutrition, ingredient, and health claims made in a variety of media. Shackelford was selected in 2016 by Law360 as MVP for Food & Beverage.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s class action attorneys are at the forefront of class litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels. The group’s experience includes serving as national coordinating counsel for some of the world’s largest companies in defending class actions in approximately 15 jurisdictions. The firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers from across the country with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice
Named a Law360 2015 “Food & Beverage Group of the Year,” Greenberg Traurig’s Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice represents a multidisciplinary practice in which members leverage deep experience in the industry to advise clients on transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters. The 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: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.