2021 FDA Forum – Current Developments in Litigation and Regulatory Topics

Event Description

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at gmui@mnbars.org.

Hosted and presented by the MSBA Food Drug & Device Law Section.

This year's FDA Forum will be virtual on Zoom. Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice.  

Live Webinar Forum:

Join private practice and in-house legal experts as we discuss recent regulatory and litigation challenges and developments in the food, drug and medical device industries from an insider's perspective.  

This year, we are excited to invite back our keynote speaker, Professor Ralph Hall of University of Minnesota Law School and Principal at Leavitt Partners LLC. Ralph is one of the nation’s foremost experts at drug and medical device regulation and corporate compliance matters. At Leavitt Partners, he works with coalitions and clients focused on improving FDA and health care regulation and advancing value-based health care.  

Proposed FDA Forum Schedule*:

1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcome & Introductions
1:05 – 2:00 pm FDA Keynote Feature
2:10 – 2:40 pm Food Industry Panel with Q & A
2:50 – 3:20 pm Drug & Device Industry Panel with Q & A
3:20 – 3:30 pm Concluding Remarks and Extended Q & A

*Estimated times

Keynote Presenter and Panelists*:

Ralph Hall, Professor of Practice | University of Minnesota Law School | Leavitt Partners, LLC.

Presentation Panelists*(subject to change)

Food Panel:
Steve Toeniskoetter, Senior Attorney | Hormel Foods Corp.
Melissa Weiner, Partner | Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP
Drug & Device Panel:
Amy Fowler, Attorney and Founder | Pathmaker FDA Law 
Amanda Johnston, Managing Attorney | Gardner Law
Tom Lynch, Chief Compliance Officer | Fortive Corp - Advanced Healthcare Solutions

Food Panel: David Graham , Senior Counsel | Dykema
Drug/Device Panel: Allison Lange Garrison , Senior Associate | Norton Rose Fulbright LLP 

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: 366239               

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


Food Drug & Device Law Section Members: $0.00
MSBA Members NOT in the Section: $10.00
Non-MSBA Members: $20.00
Law Students: Free

Deadline to Register: May 4, 2021

Join the Food Drug & Device Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost.


Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.


Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.


The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui | gmui@mnbars.org

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Pre-Registration is Closed

Thursday, May 6, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM