More than 70 years ago, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section became one of the first sections to be formally organized by the New York State Bar Association. During the ensuing years, this group – the first organization in the country to be composed of in-house, law firm, government and trade association attorneys practicing food and drug law – has been a focal point for practitioners in this specialty. We welcome you to our expanded website!

Contact the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Catherine Carl
[email protected]
(518) 487-5679

Larissa Bergin

Larissa Bergin

Larissa Bergin of Washington, DC is the new chair of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section.

Bergin is a partner of Jones Day. Her practice addresses the antitrust concerns arising from mergers and acquisitions matters, joint ventures, federal investigations, and commercial practices.

A 12-year member of the State Bar, Bergin most recently served as secretary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section. She also is a member of the Antitrust Law Section and the Membership Committee.

Bergin graduated from Boston University, magna cum laude, and earned her law degree from Catholic University of America School of Law, magna cum laude.

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Annual Meeting Programs

Food, Drug, Cosmetic Law- Annual Meeting 2019 Brochure
Food, Drug, Cosmetic Law- Annual Meeting 2018 Brochure
Food, Drug, Cosmetic Law- Annual Meeting 2017 Brochure

Sampling of Past CLE Programs

January 17, 2019 – Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section Annual Meeting – Hot Topics in FDA Law

November 1, 2018 – Craft Beverage Law CLE & New York Cider Tasting

October 18, 2018 – Sports, Drugs and Rock & Roll – EASL/FDC Sections (EASL Fall Meeting)

October 4, 2018 – Beyond the Basics of Blockchain: Current and Future Use Cases and Corresponding Regulatory Development

September 21, 2018 – Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Co-Sponsored by the FDC Section

May 1, 2018 – Pharmaceutical Brand Names: Navigating the PTO/FDA Rapids

October 26, 2017 – FDC/EASL Fall Meeting (Food Truck Law)

October 14, 2016 – Medical Marijuana in New York

May 26, 2016 – Developments in Self Regulation of OCT, Cosmetic & Dietary Supplements

November 11, 2015 – Food for Thought: Street Art and Celebrity Chefs

Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section Networking Receptions

June 1, 2017 – with Health Law Section Committee on Medical Research and Biotechnology (230 Fifth Rooftop Bar)

May 26, 2016 – Following the Developments in Self-Regulation of OTC, Cosmetic and Dietary Supplement Advertising Claims (McGuireWoods LLP)

May 14, 2015 – with Health Law Section Committee on Medical Research and Biotechnology (230 Fifth Rooftop Bar)

November 3, 2014 – FDA Lawyers

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