The GMA Legal Committee serves as a forum for policy development and continuing education for senior counsel of GMA member companies. The Committee addresses federal and state legal and regulatory issues of concern to food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers, including compliance with laws and regulations governing advertising, labeling, safety, sustainability and antitrust. Among the initiatives the Committee undertakes are the formulation of industry positions on regulatory initiatives, facilitation of communications with legal authorities, assistance to members involved in common litigation, and education of members on emerging legal issues and trends. In addition, on behalf of GMA, the Committee authorizes formal comments and amicus curiae briefs advocating industry positions before regulatory agencies and appellate courts.
Staff Liaison: Mr. Brian Folkerts, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Staff Liaison: Ms. Patricia Giles, Executive Assistant, Policy & Strategic Planning & Legal Counsel, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Staff Liaison: Mr. Steven Leslie, Director and Counsel, Claims Program, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Staff Liaison: Ms. Karin Moore, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Grocery Manufacturers Association
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