Bioengineered agricultural and animal products for food and for the production of biofuels have become a focus of opposition groups through frequent litigation, regulatory advocacy and negative media strategies. This panel presentation will address tools and strategies available to the biotechnology industry to go on the offense to address the threats posed by anti-biotechnology advocates. The panel will discuss ways to exploit developments in biotech litigation, such as the proactive use of discovery and new developments in the law regarding declaratory judgment actions.  The panel will also provide insight on how to mitigate social and digital media attacks in a manner that provides balance to consumers. Finally, the panel will offer expert insights into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regulatory process concerning regulated articles and how best to successfully negotiate the process and help assure that there is a strong administrative record that will stand up to judicial review.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Examine new legal strategies available to protect and secure products and investments
  • Discuss how to address social media campaigns by food industry adversaries
  • Know how to navigate the regulatory process in an advantageous manner

Ability Level: All

Session ID: 1905

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Speakers (3)

contact_9687 David Bartlett Senior Vice President LEVICK
contact_9610 Nancy Bryson former USDA General Counsel Holland and Hart
contact_9608 Christopher Marraro Partner Baker Hostetler

Moderators (1)

contact_9221 Peter Whitfield Associate Baker Hostetler