Emerging Issues in Sustainability (Part Two) On-Demand
Recorded On: 10/18/2022
As consumers continue to demand that the food they purchase meets certain production and transparency criteria, there has been increased pressure for companies to consider various factors and claims related to sustainability. These factors can range from compostability, recycling, and other sustainability claims to bans on certain materials such as phthalates and PFAS.
In part two of this series, attorneys from Steptoe and Johnson LLP review the current legal landscape for green claims for packaging at the federal and state level, and how companies can develop compliance programs to ensure liability exposure is minimized. This session also covers recycled content mandates and a discussion of the SEC’s proposed rule for climate-related disclosures, with a focus on steps public companies, and private companies within their value chains, can take to ensure compliance.
Coy Garrison, a former SEC counsel and career staffer, advises private fintech companies, public companies, and financial institutions on how to navigate challenging legal and regulatory issues related to crypto and blockchain technology. Drawing on more than eight years of experience at the SEC and his technical understanding of federal securities laws, he provides regulatory counsel and unique insights to clients on the securities law implications of their business plans. He also advises public companies and their boards on compliance with SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, including the growing area of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.
Joe Dages helps clients successfully navigate the complex US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory requirements that apply to food, food additives, and food contact materials. He advises companies on all aspects of the premarket review requirements and pathways to market for these materials, as well as post-market compliance, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), labeling, marketing, risk, and litigation avoidance issues. In addition, he provides advice to clients seeking to establish the compliance of their products in other jurisdictions, including Canada, the European Union, and South America.
Surya Kundu focuses her practice on retailers and manufacturers, including leading fashion brands, emerging retailers, department stores, cosmetics, e-commerce retailers, and other consumer products companies. She advises clients on a range of retail issues including pricing, promotional advertising, and the FTC’s green marketing guidelines. She litigates false advertising, unfair competition, and consumer class actions in state and federal courts.