James M. Schurz, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that James M. Schurz, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP will speak at their webcast entitled: “What's Cooking in Food Law: Regulatory, Compliance and Litigation Updates LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled on Monday, December 09, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About James M. Schurz
    James Schurz represents clients in federal and state courts in the areas of consumer protection, advertising, product liability, environmental, and food law.

    Mr. Schurz has broad experience representing manufacturers, retailers, and resource companies involving a diverse range of consumer products, technologies, and industries. His recent cases have involved fruit juice, coffee, soft drinks, dietary supplements, baby food, over-the-counter drugs, home electronics, and semiconductor chips. Mr. Schurz has served as trial counsel in class actions, MDL proceedings, jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. He has appeared extensively in courts throughout California, in particular, San Francisco Superior Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and the California Courts of Appeal.

    Mr. Schurz has advised and defended clients in actions related to Proposition 65 (California's unique toxics and labeling law) and California's consumer protection and unfair competition laws. He recently prevailed in Environmental Law Foundation v. Beech-Nut et al., the largest Prop. 65 food case to go to trial. He regularly handles litigation and trial of suits brought by private litigants and law enforcement officials for unfair business practices and false advertising claims against manufacturers and retailers.

    Mr. Schurz has deep experience with many of the world's leading arbitration forums, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, and UNCITRAL. He has handled arbitrations involving intellectual property, distribution contracts, fuel contracts, joint ventures, and the development of infrastructure projects. He also has broad experience litigating the enforceability of arbitration clauses in federal and state courts. He is co-chair of the San Francisco Bar Association's Arbitration Committee and co-chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution's Advocacy Committee.

    About Morrison & Foerster LLP
    Morrison & Foerster is a global firm with more than 1,000 lawyers across 17 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm is dedicated to providing our clients-which include some of the largest financial institutions, leading consumer product companies, Fortune 100 companies, technology, and life sciences companies-with legendary service. Clients rely on us for innovative and business-minded solutions. Our lawyers share high standards, a commitment to excellence, and a passion for helping our clients succeed. Our commitment to serving clients has resulted in enduring relationships and a record of high achievement. The firm has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work and social justice.

    Event Synopsis:
    From major emerging regulatory developments on CBD and standards of identity to “healthy” labeling claims, just to name a few, regulators have been busy in 2019. Along with these developments is the increasing number of class action lawsuits and demands that impact the way food industry companies do their business.

    The industry is facing significant risk now more than ever. Being in the know of the recent food legislation and litigation developments, is crucial in devising best compliance practices, thus, keeping pitfalls at bay.

    In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned lawyers, Mr. James Schurz and Ms. Rachel Lowe will provide an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and updates concerning food legislation. As experts, they will also offer the best compliance practices considering the notable cases and regulatory changes in 2019.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Food & Beverage Class Action Trends in 2019
    • Significant Regulatory Developments
    • Key CA Proposition 65 Developments
    • Practical Tips and Strategies
    • What Lies Ahead for 2020

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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