June 25, 2012 // Franchising.com // Faegre Baker Daniels - The food litigation and regulatory practice at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP received a national ranking in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was ranked among the best in the nation in the food and beverages: regulatory and litigation category, along with only seven other national firms.
Faegre Baker Daniels' food litigation and regulatory practice represents some of the world's leading food companies and is supported by the firm's national food and agriculture industry team, which comprises more than 150 lawyers. The lawyers in this industry focus have deep business knowledge in market segments such as food distribution and processing, supplements, hospitality, beverage products, grain and protein production and processing, seed products, fertilizer, and crop protection. The group represents leading food companies on matters such as food safety, regulatory compliance, product liability, litigation, corporate, antitrust, supply chain management and agricultural finance.
The firm's food litigation and regulatory practice is led by Sarah L. Brew, who is recognized nationally for defending foodborne illness and consumer fraud labeling class actions, as well as advising companies on recalls, regulatory compliance and food safety. Kim J Walker leads the firm's food and agriculture industry team and has been ranked in Chambers as a "Leader in His Field" for general commercial litigation for three consecutive years. His practice focuses on food and agribusiness litigation. Kristin R. Eads is also a leader in the food practice and focuses on labeling issues as well as Food and Drug Administration regulatory requirements, litigation and consumer fraud actions. Faegre Baker Daniels food industry lawyers speak internationally and write regularly for national food industry trade publications.
In addition to the food and beverage ranking, Faegre Baker Daniels also received nationwide rankings from Chambers USA in product liability, Native American law, and franchise and distribution law.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is an annual guide ranking attorneys and law firms based on in-depth research and interviews with clients, attorneys and corporate counsel.
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