James R. Prochnow

James R. Prochnow


Jim R. Prochnow concentrates his practice on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTE) advice and related litigation, which includes import detentions, government inspections, investigations and defense of class actions. He also counsels clients about cosmetics, homeopathic drugs, OTC drugs, and MLM issues with an emphasis on FDA, the FTC and various federal and state courts and regulatory bodies.


  • Defense of Federal Trade Commission investigations concerning false and misleading advertising
  • Advice on safe and aggressive marketing without violating advertising laws
  • Food and drug regulatory law, with emphasis on dietary supplements, OTC drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and homeopathic drugs
  • Advice about FDA inspections and defense of enforcement actions, including Warning Letters, commenced by the FDA
  • General commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • CODEX, EU and related international trade issues
  • Multi-level marketing agreements, related advice and litigation
  • Preparation of ingredient formulation, manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • General IP advice with respect to patents, trade secrets, and trademarks, particularly for companies in the food and drug industries
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Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Natural Products Association 
  • Member, American Herbal Products Association
  • Member, American Botanical Council
  • Member, Utah National Products Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Federalist Society


  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 1969
  • B.A., Hamline University, 1965
  • Colorado