Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Alum Lauren Handel Named in Top Twenty Women Faculty of 2016

We were delighted to see our alumna Lauren Handel recognized for her dedication to sharing food law & policy expertise with the bar, selecting her as one of the Top Twenty Women Faculty of 2016.

Lawline just announced the winners and explained that their "content team dug deep into 2016 data, including the top courses and our most successful faculty. In particular, the team focused on identifying the top women faculty who, through their powerful CLE programs, influenced and inspired thousands of attorneys across the country."

The listing is published on the Above the Law legal blog.

Here is a reprint of the description they provided for Lauren's selection:

Lauren Handel (Partner, Handel Food Law)
In addition to her law degree, Lauren Handel also holds an LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law.  This no doubt has helped her build her specialized practice, through which she counsels and represents food, farming and alcoholic beverage businesses. Lauren is the author of A Practitioner’s Guide to Defending “Natural” Food Labeling Litigation, published in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law, as well as a chapter on Urban Agricultural Nuisances and State Right to Farm Laws published by the American Bar Association in the book Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, and Implementation. 
Lauren’s CLE course, Food Labeling and Marketing Litigation Risks, provides an overview of food labeling regulation, the causes of action asserted by consumers and competitors, key defenses, and the types of labeling and marketing claims that plaintiffs have targeted in lawsuits. Lawline members call this a “balanced and fair presentation” and one that is “very informative” to attorneys as both practitioners and consumers. It’s the kind of course that gives “exactly the sorts of information” you’re “hoping would be presented” in a way that provides a solid “basic understanding of the topic,” should an attorney “ever wish to pursue it.”

Attorneys are wise to listen closely to Lauren's instruction.  Just last month, she won a multi-million dollar case for her food law client client.  Congratulation, Lauren. We are so proud of the work you do.

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