Sidley has decades of experience representing some of the world’s leading food, dietary supplement, beverage and cosmetic companies in high-profile litigation. We understand the significant interplay between the regulatory framework and litigation risks and strategies for these industries. Our litigators work closely with our regulatory colleagues during all phases of product development, launch and sale to ensure both compliance and litigation risk mitigation.
It is common for a regulatory inquiry or action to be followed within days by a class action, specifically class action claims alleging false advertising and claims under state consumer protection laws. Our lawyers also regularly litigate issues involving foodborne illness, safety of design, allegedly false and misleading advertisements, alleged violations of U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and the Lanham Act, among others. In addition, we provide counseling on labeling and advertising issues, identifying areas of litigation or regulatory risk and mitigation measures.