Food and the Future: Topics Affecting the Food Industry Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 9 a.m. (ET) | Register Now!

What new laws and regulations are affecting the food industry and how will they affect your business and bottom line? Join Barnes & Thornburg LLP and members of the food industry on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 for an informative, full-day discussion on the trending topics affecting today’s food industry.

The program will include the following informative topics and speakers:


From Farm to Fork: A discussion of the value of intellectual property in the food chain 
Jim Sales, Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Brian Dorn, PhD, Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Business Planning in Today’s Economy: What the Food Industry Needs to Know and Consider
Marcus Chandler, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Larry Davis, Vice President, KeyBank Food and Agribusiness

The Regulatory and Socio-Political Contexts for Genetically Modified Seeds/Crops:  Guiding Processes and Products From The Lab, to the Field, and to Consumers

Joseph Eaton, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

William Padgett, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Brad Shurdut, Global Leader – Government and Regulatory Affairs, Dow AgroSciences LLC

Patrick Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer, American Oil Chemists’ Society

The Coming Food Problem: Is Nanotechnology Part of the Answer?

Lynn Tyler, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Mangilal Agarwal, PhD, Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute, IUPUI
Grady Chism, PhD, IUPUI
Sudhir Shrestha, PhD, IUPUI
Jennifer Kuzma, PhD, University of Minnesota


Impact of Congressional and Administration Policies on the Food Industry

Liz Lopez, Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Hae Park-Suk, Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


How Many Calories Is That? An Update on the FDA’s New Menu Labeling Requirements for Restaurants

Crystal Williams, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Joy Dubost , PhD, RD, CSSD, Director of Nutrition and Healty Living, National Restaurant Association

LOCATION DETAILS: This event will include live speakers in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis offices and the full program will be broadcast to our offices in the following locations. Click on the link below for the office address. Please indicate which location you will attend when registering for this event. Seating is limited.

Registration Information

Date: Tues., July 24, 2012

8:30 a.m. (ET) – Registration
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ET) – Program
Breakast and lunch will be provided


AtlantaChicago | Columbus | Elkhart | Fort Wayne | Grand Rapids |
IndianapolisMinneapolis | South Bend | Washington, D.C.

Email When registering, please indicate the location you will attend.

Cost: $25 per attendee (cash or check only)

*Discounts will apply for more than three people per company




About Barnes & Thornburg LLP
With more than 550 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from its offices in Atlanta, Delaware, Chicago, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at

Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. For more information, visit


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