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.

 

David Biderman

Partner
Los Angeles, CA

Charles Sipos

Partner
Seattle, WA

Markus Funk

Partner
Denver, CO

 Jason Howell

Partner
Seattle, WA

Hussey.Julie (c)Julie Hussey

Partner
San Diego, CA

Markley.Julia(c)Julia E. Markley

Partner
Portland, OR

Katie O’Sullivan

Partner
Seattle, WA

Larry Reichman

Partner
Portland, OR

Sharkey.Michael (c)Michael T. Sharkey

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Steven Hwang

Senior Counsel
Los Angeles, CA

Cassandra Abernathy

Associate
Chicago, IL

Mica Klein

Associate
Seattle, WA