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Greenberg Traurig’s Rick L. Shackelford Presenting at Inaugural Class Action Money & Ethics Conference

NEW YORK – April 18, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Rick L. Shackelford will be speaking at the Beard Group Inc.’s Class Action Money & Ethics Conference which is being held May 1, at the Harmonie Club in New York City.

Shackelford, co-chair of the Greenberg Traurig Food & Beverage Group, co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice, and co-chair of the Los AngelesLitigation Practice, will address the primary jurisdiction doctrine and the likely impacts of pending Food and Drug Administration guidance on the use of the term “natural,” the measurement of common impact and economic damages in consumer fraud matters, the likely impact of the Ninth Circuit’s ConAgra opinion addressing a separate administrative feasibility prerequisite to class certification, and labeling omissions and the failure to warn.

The Beard Group Inc., publishes Class Action Reporter, the oldest and most comprehensive daily source of news and information about class action and complex litigation proceedings. According to the event organizers, this event will bring together class action professionals from a variety of disciplines for a one-day conference in Midtown Manhattan to discuss economic and ethical considerations in class actions, and to provide valuable networking opportunities among top-tier professionals. The Beard Group plans to host the conference on an annual basis.

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 recently selected by Law360 as MVP for Food & Beverage.

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 second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.