Whats Next for CBD FDA Speaks

Program Number: 29110

Program Date: 06/10/2019

Description

Fresh off the Food and Drug Administration’s May 31, 2019 public hearing regarding CBD and CBD-infused foods and beverages, this webcast will analyze the current state of affairs of the CBD industry. The webcast will focus on what is happening on the legislative and regulatory side by recapping the May 31 hearing, analyzing the FDA’s recent warnings to companies touting health benefits related to CBD products, and evaluating what to expect going forward with respect to the FDA’s regulation of CBD. The webcast will also focus on the business side, analyzing recent decisions from major retailers and fast food companies to sell and market CBD products and how those decisions are likely to impact the policymakers in Washington.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY

Presenters


Irina Dashevsky, Esq.

Locke Lord LLC

Irina Dashevsky is an Associate in Locke Lord’s Chicago office where she concentrates her practice on advising clients in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. Irina is also a seasoned commercial litigator with extensive experience managing and resolving disputes for clients throughout all stages of litigation in federal and state court.


Irina previously served as the Deputy Finance Director for The Competence Group, a political consulting firm specializing in campaign finance strategy for elected officials and candidates at the local, state and federal level.


Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD, and Hemp
Irina is a member of Locke Lord’s Cannabis Industry Group and regularly advises clients on legislative developments and legal issues associated with operating within the cannabis industry. Irina has advised clients on topics ranging from obtaining state-level licenses in multiple jurisdictions to appropriate internal policies and procedures. Irina also frequently writes on cannabis-industry topics, and is a co-editor of the Firm’s cannabis law blog.


Consumer Finance Litigation
Irina’s litigation experience covers a wide range of areas, including insurance coverage defense, contracts, government contracts and regulation, mortgages foreclosures and class-action defense. Irina currently concentrates on representing financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits arising under a myriad of state and federal consumer protection statutes including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).


Representative Experience
• Representing multiple mortgage servicers in actions alleging TCPA, TILA, FDCPA and FCRA claims and violations of bankruptcy discharge injunctions
• Representing financial institution in various real estate transactions related to REO property
• Represented gaming clients in precedent setting cases involving the Illinois Video Gaming Act
• Advocated for a refinery in rulemaking proceedings before the Illinois Pollution Control Board
• Represents insurance companies in complex insurance coverage disputes, particularly in environmental claims litigation in state and federal courts across the country

 

Ryan M. Holz, Esq.

Locke Lord LLC

Ryan Holz is a Partner in the Firm’s Chicago office and focuses his practice on advising clients in the cannabis industry. Ryan is also a seasoned commercial litigator, having tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and handled dozens of appeals in the Illinois and Wisconsin appellate courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD, and Hemp
Ryan is a member of the Firm’s Cannabis Industry Group and regularly advises clients on the legal issues associated with operating within the cannabis industry. Ryan has advised clients on topics ranging from obtaining state-level licenses in multiple jurisdictions to appropriate policies and procedures. Ryan also frequently writes on cannabis-industry topics, and is a co-editor of the Firm’s Cannabis blog.


Consumer Finance Litigation
Ryan regularly represents financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits arising under a myriad of state and federal consumer protection statutes including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). Ryan has a deep understanding of the statutes and supporting regulations, frequently writes and speaks on developing issues, and can assist clients in navigating the pitfalls of consumer litigation.


Commercial Loan Workouts
Ryan frequently represents financial institutions dealing with distressed commercial loans. He assists clients in negotiating and drafting forbearance agreements, restructuring loans, and liquidating collateral, including sales pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. When necessary, Ryan represents banks and other institutions in commercial and industrial foreclosures, replevin actions, and injunction proceedings to recover outstanding collateral. Ryan understands the distinct issues and pressures faced by commercial lenders and crafts individualized solutions for the issues that arise.


Appellate Practice
Ryan has an extensive appellate practice, representing both appellees and appellants in dozens of appeals in the Illinois and Wisconsin Appellate Courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ryan handles appeals from start to finish, analyzing the record, drafting the briefs and arguing the case. Ryan has handled several significant appellate matters that resulted in published opinions with far-reaching implications for Illinois mortgage foreclosure law. See Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Hall-Pilate, 2011 IL App (1st) 102632, U.S. Bank National Association v. Prabhakaran, 2013 IL App (1st) 111224, CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Sharlow, 2014 IL App (3d) 130107, and Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Missirlian, 2017 IL App (1st) 152730.

 

Douglas R. Sargent, Esq.

Locke Lord LLC

Doug Sargent is a Partner in Locke Lord's Chicago and West Palm Beach offices. Doug's practice focuses primarily on representing clients in consumer finance and Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation in federal and state courts across the country and advising clients in the cannabis industry.


Consumer Finance Litigation
Doug regularly represents mortgage lenders, servicers, trusts, and other financial institutions in individual and class action lawsuits. These lawsuits often involve claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), as well as state law claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.


TCPA Litigation and Compliance
Doug has significant experience representing clients in responding to class action and individual lawsuits asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He has obtained favorable results for clients in these high-exposure cases, including orders of dismissal. Doug also consults with clients to develop and strengthen their TCPA compliance programs.


Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD, and Hemp
Doug advises clients on legal and regulatory issues associated with operating within the cannabis industry, including procuring state-level licenses in various jurisdictions and developing and bolstering company policies and procedures. Doug is a co-editor of the Firm’s cannabis law blog and frequently writes about the ever-evolving legal and regulatory landscape for cannabis and its effect on cannabis-related businesses.


Commercial Litigation and Arbitrations
Doug handles complex litigation matters involving breach of commercial contracts, fraudulent business practices, and piercing the corporate veil and alter-ego liability in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

 

David Standa, Esq.

Locke Lord LLC

David Standa's practice currently focuses on the rapidly evolving cannabis industry and how recently passed legislation, like state-level legalization statutes and the Farm Bill, impact companies with marijuana, hemp and CBD products. David also has considerable experience in business and consumer finance litigation as well as corporate, securities and regulatory assistance, food and beverage compliance and litigation, and health care litigation.


Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD and Hemp
David is a member of the Firm’s Cannabis Industry Group where he focuses on recent legislative developments impacting licensing and registration requirements for companies offering marijuana, hemp and CBD products. Additionally, this summer David will be speaking on a webcast about the FDA’s regulation of CBD products, and David will be presenting at a conference on potential liability arising out of CBD and edible marijuana products, packaging and labeling.


Food & Beverage Practice
David is also a member of the Firm’s Food & Beverage Industry Group. He has defended several spirits-industry clients in class actions alleging deceptive labeling and marketing practices. He has also assisted spirits-industry clients with compliance in the development of product labels.


Insurance & Health Care Practice
David is also engaged in health insurance reimbursement disputes. David has represented insurers and hospital systems in litigation and arbitration involving insurance and health care disputes and arbitrations, and include complex issues surrounding the business of insurance, insurance regulatory matters, Medicare/Medicaid disputes and False Claims Act litigation. David’s recent transactional experience consists of advising a national health insurance provider on a series of joint ventures with regional hospital systems involving the creation of new insurance networks, and providing regulatory guidance about potential statutory exposure to an insurance holding company.


Business and Consumer Litigation
David's recent litigation and arbitration cases have included various individual and class action lawsuits concerning claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as claims for fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.


David also represents banks and other institutions in commercial and industrial foreclosures, replevin actions, and injunction proceedings to recover outstanding collateral. David's experience includes handling asset-based and real estate loan workouts, negotiating forbearance agreements, restructuring loans, and liquidating collateral, including sales pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).


Before joining Locke Lord, David was a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge John R. Tunheim for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.


Representative Experience
• Represented health plan in litigation involving Medicare/Medicaid insurance disputes
• Represented international medical insurance association in action asserting claims under the False Claims Act for bribery and kickback scheme involving medical device manufacturers
• Represented Aetna, Inc. in its joint venture with Texas Health Resources
• Represented a whiskey manufacturer in a class action involving allegations of deceptive marketing practices based on information contained on the products label
• Assisted trade association with submission of petition to the FCC for clarification and declaratory ruling on the TCPA’s “Established Business Relationship” exception
• Advising clients on developing vigorous TCPA compliance programs for direct marketing, marketing through independent agents, and lead vendors
• Assisted venture capital firm with due diligence review of target company’s TCPA compliance efforts and potential TCPA exposure
• Represented captive insurance corporation in trade secret litigation over the improper use of its proprietary tax planning services
• Represented individual in dispute involving his First Amendment right to protected Internet speech
• Representing multiple mortgage servicers in actions alleging FDCPA and FCRA violations based on credit reporting taking place after the borrower surrendered the property in bankruptcy and received a bankruptcy discharge
• Represented a commercial landlord in a dispute with a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee over the trustee’s right to postpone his obligation to accept or reject the debtor’s lease
• Representing institutions in TCPA class actions alleging that defendants skip trace cell phone numbers and then call the numbers with an auto-dialer without obtaining consent
• Represented national financial institution in various real estate transactions related to REO property
• Defended financial institution against claims asserting violations of ECOA and Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act
• Represented mortgage servicer in multiple actions involving HUD's interpretation of "branch office" as set out in its servicing requirements for FHA insured loans
• Represented mortgage servicer in putative class action alleging TILA, RESPA and FDCPA violations based on alleged violations related to the transfer of servicing and ownership rights of mortgage loans
• Represented multiple mortgage servicers in actions involving the Illinois Appellate Court's decision in First Mortgage Company v. Dina, 2014 IL App (2d) 130567
• Represented consumer products manufacturer in AAA arbitration based on the unmerchantability of products and purported violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act
• Represented national financial institution in putative class action related to debit card overdraft fee litigation
• Represented national financial institution in putative class action alleging unauthorized HELOC reductions based on regional property valuations
• Represented mortgage servicer in putative class action alleging violation of the FDCPA based on allegedly fraudulent activity in an underlying foreclosure action
• Represented individuals in FINRA arbitration actions involving securities litigation
• Represented landlords in both commercial and residential eviction proceedings
• Represented loan servicers in connection with litigation involving HAMP and loan modification disputes
• Represented secured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings

 

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