Lawyers in Perkins Coie’s Food Litigation group represent supplement manufacturers, food and beverage retailers, grocers, processors, agricultural businesses, manufacturers, franchisors and other related services across the industry. The group has developed particular experience in the defense of class actions against manufacturers whose health or nutritional claims are challenged. They have obtained dismissals and summary judgment based on federal preemption, lack of standing, failure to prove damages, and related defenses in federal and appellate courts throughout the country, including California, Illinois, New Jersey, and Washington.

In addition, as there has been a steady uptick in the number of recalls of food products for alleged contamination, undisclosed ingredients or other mislabeling issues over the last several years,  the team calls upon lawyers in the Insurance Recovery Practice to help food companies navigate the challenging insurance issues posed by food contamination losses and recalls under several types of insurance policies: commercial general liability policies (CGL), commercial property and business policies, and product contamination and product recall policies.

Biderman.David (c)David Biderman

Partner

Los Angeles, California

Cullen.Jeanne (c)Jeanne Cullen

Partner

Chicago, Illinois

Jason Howell

Partner

Seattle, Washington

Hussey.Julie (c)Julie Hussey

Partner

San Diego, California

Markley.Julia(c)Julia E. Markley

Partner

Portland, Oregon

O'Sullivan.Katie (c)Katie O’Sullivan

Partner

Seattle, Washington

Reichman.Larry (c)Larry Reichman

Partner

Portland, Oregon

Sharkey.Michael (c)Michael T. Sharkey

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Sipos.Charles(c)Charles Sipos

Partner

Seattle, Washington

Roos.Breena(c)Breena Roos

Counsel

Seattle, Washington

Palma-Solana.VilmaVilma Palma-Solana

Counsel

Los Angeles, California

Bali.Sunita (C)Sunita Bali

Associate

San Francisco,
California

Burgin.Alisha (c)Alisha Burgin

Associate

Los Angeles, California

Lazarus.DavidDavid Lazarus

Associate

Washington, D.C.

Samarjian.Anahit (c)Anahit Samarjian

Associate

San Francisco,
California

Simpson.Mica (c)Mica Simpson

Associate

Seattle, Washington