February 18, 2022

Sustainable Protein: The Legal, Business and Ethical Dimensions


Please join the Center for Business Law and Innovation and the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School for the annual Business and Food Law Forum being held virtually on February 18, 2022.


Panel: Doing Well by Doing Good: The Nexus Between Innovative Food Companies & Socially Responsible Investing

  • Moderator: Pamela Frasch, Professor of Law, Brooks McCormick Jr. Scholar of Animal Law and Policy, and Founder of the Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School, with panelists:


Panel: Food For Thought: What Is the Optimal IP Strategy for Cell- or Plant-Based Protein?

  • Moderator: George K. Foster, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, with panelists:
    • Gaby L. Longsworth, PhD, Director, Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group, Sterne Kessler 
    • Jason Novak, Partner, Haynes Boone
    • David Postolski, Partner, Gearhart Law 


Panel: Labeling Controversies: What Can Businesses Call Their Alt Protein Innovations and Why Does It Matter?

  • Moderator: Megan Senatori, Associate Director, Center for Animal Law Studies, with panelists:


Panel: Regulatory Pathways and Pitfalls for Alt Protein

  • Moderator: David Stone, Professor and Director, Food Innovation Center, College of Agricultural Science, Oregon State University, with panelists:
    • Laura Braden, Lead Regulatory Counsel, the Good Food Institute
    • Mathilde Cohen, George Williamson Crawford Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
    • George Kimbrell, Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety and Lewis & Clark Law School Adjunct Professor of Food Law 
  • George K. Foster, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Business Law and Innovation, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Pamela Hart, Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School