This is the blog of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. We study the law of food and agriculture from farm to fork, from the perspective of the farmer, the retailer, and the consumer. Concern about the safety and sustainability of the global food system makes agricultural and food law studies one of the most vibrant areas of legal practice and policy analysis. Read about our program, our candidates and our alumni.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Two LL.M. Alumni Join Forces in Private Practice
An LLM candidate from this past year’s class, Lauren Handel, recently has become counsel at the firm of another LLM alumnus, Jason Foscolo. In 2011, Jason launched Jason Foscolo LLC as a New York-based law firm serving farming and food entrepreneurs. In just two years, Jason has built a name for himself as an expert on food and agricultural law issues, and is frequently asked to speak at legal conferences and trade shows. His clients include specialty pork producer Mosefund Mangalitsa, the gastro-job resource Good Food Jobs, trade associations like the American Mangalitsa Breeders Association and the American Cheese Society, and the highly-respected non-profit foundation, The Farmer-Veteran Coalition. Before attending the LLM program, Jason served for five years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps.
Lauren brings 10 years of experience in litigation and regulatory law to her new practice. Before beginning her studies in the LLM Program, Lauren was a partner in the New York office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where she focused on federal and state product liability and environmental litigation and workplace safety regulation. She will continue to handle litigation as well as regulatory compliance and licensing matters for clients with food, alcoholic beverage, and agricultural businesses.