Friday, April 21, 2017

John Koller, Chief of the Dispute Resolution for PACA to visit LL.M. Program

On Tuesday, April 25th John Koller, Chief of the Dispute Resolution Branch (DRB) under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) will discuss how attorneys can provide effective legal counsel to clients in the produce industry as well as answering questions about the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, USDA's dispute resolution program, and his 32 years of experience in the agency. 

This presentation is part of our Regulated Markets in Agriculture course taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Nathan Rosenberg.

John Koller serves as Chief of the Dispute Resolution Branch (DRB) under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).  John’s office works to educate stakeholders that buy and sell fruit and vegetables in interstate commerce on ways to successfully resolve and avoid contract disputes.  John has over 32 years of PACA experience.  In his early years with PACA, John was involved in resolving hundreds of informal complaints through various levels of mediation, conducting violation investigations, and bringing produce firms into compliance by obtaining a PACA license.   Before and while serving as Assistant Regional Director of a PACA Regional Office, he was involved in various high profile investigations touching on false accountings and failure to pay, PACA Trust violations, altered USDA inspections, bribery of USDA inspectors, unlawful employment, misbranding, and pursuing firms that operate without a valid PACA license.  John looks forward to continuing his rewarding experience with PACA and helping produce firms succeed in their business ventures.


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