The Food, Beverage and Cosmetics Law Review - 1st Edition

The Food, Beverage and Cosmetics Law Review - 1st Edition

Pages: 171

ISBN: 978-1-83862-852-9

  • £350.00

The Food, Beverage and Cosmetics Law Review provides a high-level global overview of the various legal and regulatory frameworks for food, beverage and cosmetic products. With a focus on recent developments, it examines areas such as product safety; supply chain issues (including sustainability, anti-corruption, and labour and immigration); sales and marketing; general product liability and IP laws; the role of trade organisations; and unique issues related to financing and M&A.


  • Editors' Preface
    Kara L McCall and Elizabeth M Chiarello
    Sidley Austin LLP


  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • California
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United States

    Kara L McCall, Sidley Austin LLP

    Kara L. McCall is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. Kara focuses her practice on the defense of companies in class action litigation, product liability and mass torts, and commercial litigation and disputes matters. She regularly defends food, beverage, nutritional supplement, and construction products in class action litigation arising out of alleged mislabelling or other deceptive trade practices. Kara is also experienced in defending companies facing personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage lawsuits arising out of fires, explosions, train derailments, and other crises. She is actively involved in the representation of life sciences companies, including pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, and she has successfully participated in the defense of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in class actions and multi-district proceedings. Kara has also helped companies deal with “battle of the form” issues and other contractual issues relating to indemnity, warranties, and limitations on liability or damages. She works closely with Sidley’s regulatory lawyers to harness knowledge of the regulatory and litigation issues facing manufacturers of regulated products like foods, beverages, and supplements. Kara’s leadership has earned her recognition by Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, Law360, The National Law Journal, The Legal 500 US, and the Daily Journal.

    Elizabeth M Chiarello, Sidley Austin LLP

    Elizabeth M. Chiarello is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. Beth focuses her practice on the defense of companies in class action, product liability, mass tort, and other complex litigation matters. She has successfully defended cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including foods, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, medical device and device sterilization, pharmaceutical, electronics, financial services, and transportation. She has served as national coordinating counsel in a variety of putative nationwide class actions and mass tort lawsuits filed in federal and state courts across the country. Beth has significant trial experience and has worked all stages of class and products liability litigation, including motions to dismiss, summary judgment, all facets of discovery (including international discovery issues), Daubert motions, motions for class certification, and interlocutory and other appeals. When settlement is appropriate, Beth has also helped clients negotiate nationwide class action settlements,and has successfully defended contested and uncontested class action settlements in state and federal courts. Beth is a frequent speaker at acclaimed legal conferences with a focus on foods, beverages, supplements, and cosmetics, and she has been recognized by Law Bulletin’s Leading Lawyers, The Legal 500 US, and Lawyers for Civil Justice.

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