7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Event Check-In 

Princess Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables

Princess Ballroom Foyer

Breakfast sponsored by Morrison & Foerster

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

The Road to 1 First Street NE

Princess Ballroom F&G

Mike Davis will provide an overview of the Supreme Court’s innerworkings, including selecting candidates, vetting, nominating and confirming justices to 1 First Street NE. Mike Davis, the former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, is the founder and president of the Article III Project. Davis has served in all three branches of the federal government, including for President George W. Bush, the Justice Department, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Davis also led the outside support team for Justice Gorsuch’s successful confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Speaker: Mike Davis, Founder and President, Article III Project

Expert Perspective: Making Your Case from the 13 to the 9

Princess Ballroom F&G

Cases being considered by the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court bring along potential implications for advertising and marketing practices and other issues that may shape CPG.

Mark A. Perry, Co-Head of Weil’s Appellate practice and a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, will provide his perspective on cases on the docket and what they could potentially mean for CPG. He is a veteran Supreme Court advocate and legal strategist who focuses on complex business cases in trial and appellate courts around the United States.

Speaker: Mark Perry, Appeals and Strategic Counseling Co-Head, Weil, Gotshal & Manges


9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Princess Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions – 

Business Operations: Above Board: Governance Best Practices for the CPG CLO

Princess Ballroom F&G

Sponsored by King & Spalding

As CPG companies continue to navigate challenges from supply chain to CSR and ESG, the General Counsel plays an increasingly important role to give top notch advisory support for compliance, ethics, privacy and business strategy. This session will explore reporting relationships, raising risk oversight, shareholder voting and control matters, performing due diligence, reporting on internal investigations and navigating company challenges. This session will also discuss proxy season and stakeholder activism.

Speakers: Katrina Carrizales, Partner, PwC, Michael Gottlieb, General Counsel and Managing Partner, Penta Group, and Ade Heyliger, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Litigation: Legs to Stand On: Highlight Reel of Standing Issues in CPG Litigation

Princess Ballroom E

Sponsored by Alston & Bird

Our experts present a detailed overview of recent litigation highlighting consumer and NGO standing issues. Recent cases in the food and personal care space are profiled as well as states with private right of action, preemption and how the battle of Viking River Cruises v. Moriana will shape litigation in the CPG space.

Speakers: Steven Blonder, Principal, Much Shelist, Djenne Clayton, General Counsel, Barilla North America, and Tyler Young, Partner, Faegre Drinker

Regulatory and Legislative: Federal Trade Commission: Competition and Consumer Protection Issues for the CPG Industry

Princess Ballroom D

Sponsored by Hogan Lovells

While one of the smaller agencies in Washington, the FTC oversees a crucial intersection of business interests and consumer protection issues shared across the CPG industry. Our panel, which includes former FTC officials, will discuss recent happenings at the agencies covering investigations, recent DOJ/FTC guidelines, mergers and marketing practices and how FTC policies will shape daily legal and regulatory considerations for the CPG industry.

Speakers: Miriam Guggenheim, Partner, Covington & Burling, Laura Kim, Partner, Covington & Burling, and Ryan Quillian, Partner, Covington & Burling

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Princess Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In the Crosshairs: CPG Litigation Review

Princess Ballroom F&G

We may be tired of saying we live in an ‘unprecedented time,’ but the amount of litigation facing brands in the food and beverage and dietary supplement industry is incredible. From class actions on a range of flavors, ingredients quality and quantity claims and litigation trends from the last year to more novel challenges for food companies on environmental issues, there are a vast array of issues fueling the class action and plaintiffs’ bar appetites. Don’t miss your seat at the table to hear about trends in filings, active jurisdictions, ingredient and labeling vulnerability, notable rulings and settlements.

Speakers: Dean Panos, Partner, Jenner and Block, Charles Sipos, Partner, Perkins Coie, and Trent Taylor, Partner, McGuire Woods

Moderated by: Kevin Brennan, Chief Counsel US Litigation, Mondelez

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Princess Plaza

Sponsored by K&L Gates

*Mountain Standard Time (MST)