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.
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.
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.