Greenberg Traurig’s Rick L. Shackelford Presenting at Inaugural Class Action Money & Ethics Conference

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Rick L. Shackelford will be speaking at the Beard Group Inc.’s Class Action Money & Ethics Conference which is being held May 1, at the Harmonie Club in New York City.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Rick L. Shackelford will be speaking at the Beard Group Inc.’s Class Action Money & Ethics Conference which is being held May 1, at the Harmonie Club in New York City.

Shackelford, co-chair of the Greenberg Traurig Food & Beverage Group, co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice, and co-chair of the Los Angeles Litigation Practice, will address the primary jurisdiction doctrine and the likely impacts of pending Food and Drug Administration guidance on the use of the term “natural,” the measurement of common impact and economic damages in consumer fraud matters, the likely impact of the Ninth Circuit’s ConAgra opinion addressing a separate administrative feasibility prerequisite to class certification, and labeling omissions and the failure to warn.

The Beard Group Inc., publishes Class Action Reporter, the oldest and most comprehensive daily source of news and information about class action and complex litigation proceedings. According to the event organizers, this event will bring together class action professionals from a variety of disciplines for a one-day conference in Midtown Manhattan to discuss economic and ethical considerations in class actions, and to provide valuable networking opportunities among top-tier professionals. The Beard Group plans to host the conference on an annual basis.

Shackelford is recognized for defending high-profile food and beverage clients and has established precedent in this ever-changing and litigious industry. An experienced trial litigator, his practice is focused on consumer class actions, false advertising, and consumer product liability, including Prop 65 claims. He represents food and beverage companies in consumer class and individual actions alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising, including challenges to nutrition, ingredient, and health claims made in a variety of media. Shackelford was recently selected by Law360 as MVP for Food & Beverage.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s class action attorneys are at the forefront of class litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels. The group’s experience includes serving as national coordinating counsel for some of the world’s largest companies in defending class actions in approximately 15 jurisdictions. The firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers from across the country with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Food & Beverage Group

Named a Law360 2016 “Food & Beverage Group of the Year,” Greenberg Traurig’s Food & Beverage Group represents a multidisciplinary practice in which members leverage deep experience in the industry to advise clients on transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters. Our team serves the food, beverage, supplement, agribusiness, and agtech industries. Transactional areas range from product development and distribution, to M&A deals and commercial contracts, patent and trademark issues, as well as import and export agreements. Clients regularly turn to Greenberg Traurig to lead them through bet-the-product and bet-the-company litigation, including claims involving false advertising, consumer protection violations or class actions, and intellectual property disputes. The team also assists clients with advice on compliance for product labeling, safety, recalls, and advertising and marketing reviews.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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