Who We Are

“Farm-to-Table” Legal Services


Arent Fox’s Food & Agribusiness team is a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys, regulatory advisors, and scientists who provide tailored business solutions.

The firm is a destination shop for companies operating across the supply chain, including seed technology, animal feed, aquaculture, retail, and conventional food and beverage producers. Our capabilities are as varied as the sectors we serve – from real estate and intellectual property to food safety and regulatory compliance – we manage the legal, regulatory, legislative, scientific, and business needs of our clients.


Digest the issues of the day with our team.


Our Food & Agribusiness team members regularly speak and write about key issues affecting the industry.

Our Approach

Sound advice to help your business grow and thrive.


Our Food & Agribusiness team is committed to providing sustainable business solutions from production to post-market.

Arent Fox represents manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of foods and food-related products as well as related industry trade associations. Our team counsels clients on food and agriculture transactions, regulatory compliance, product development, and patent protection and clearance; participates in US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings; responds to federal and state enforcement efforts; and handles civil and criminal litigation.

Given Arent Fox’s blend of legal, regulatory, legislative, and scientific experience, and our comprehensive and operational understanding of the food and agriculture landscape, we are positioned to help domestic and foreign companies bring their products to market and keep them there.

Segments We Serve

  • Agritech and biotech products and crop inputs
  • Seeds and commodity crops
  • Packaged food and food ingredients
  • Dairy, egg products, beef, pork, and poultry
  • Aquaculture, fish, and seafood
  • Pet food and treat products
  • Animal feed and health products
  • Alcohol and non-alcohol beverages

What We Do

  • Navigate USDA’s FSIS regulations.
  • Counsel on Food Safety and Modernization Act requirements and compliance.
  • Advise on agricultural protection products and residue tolerances by the EPA, Codex Alimentarius, FDA, and EU.
  • Assist with developing food facility standard operating procedures.
  • Advise on alcohol beverage matters, including importation and distribution and licensing and permitting.
  • Obtain, enforce, and defend patents related to agricultural and food products and methods of making the same.

Our Team

Arent Fox has cultivated a team that has experience as varied as the landscapes they represent.


The Food & Agribusiness team includes a deep bench of experienced practitioners and former high-level government officials from FDA, USDA, and EPA, the three major agencies with jurisdiction over food and agribusiness.

Meet the people focusing on the issues that matter most to your business.

Ready to Hit the Ground Running? Contact Us Today to Get Started.

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