Speakers to discuss legal protections for animal ag at 2019 Stakeholders Summit
Discounted registration rates extended through April 12
April 3, 2019 – The Animal Ag Alliance announced today that discounted registration rates for the 2019 Stakeholders Summit, themed A Seat At The Table, have been extended through April 12th. The event will be held May 8-9 at the InterContinental at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The hotel block at the official Summit hotel is full. An overflow room block is available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza for Summit attendees until April 15th or until rooms are sold out. To view the agenda, register and book your hotel, visit http://summit.animalagalliance.org.
One topic that will be on the table at Summit is how animal activists continue to find new and different ways to challenge animal agriculture and other animal industries in the courtroom. Their litigation strategies are often coordinated with legislative, media/public relations and federal agency engagement. Summit attendees will hear from two seasoned animal law attorneys who have decades of experience in handling high stakes litigation and public relations battles against animal activist groups. Attendees will learn about the topics and trends that affect their businesses and organizations, including proactive steps that may be taken to avoid litigation issues and best practices when litigating with these groups.
Speakers include John Simpson and Michelle Pardo, partners at Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally.
John Simpson is experienced in the conduct of complex, protracted federal court litigation and has a deep background in federal administrative law involving multiple U.S. regulatory programs. Simpson achieved a national profile in the area of animal law and animal rights litigation. He tried a landmark case under the Endangered Species Act to a defense verdict for the client in a case that received international media attention.
Michelle Pardo has developed extensive experience in animal law and animal rights litigation and regulatory counseling, including representation of businesses or entities in the entertainment, agricultural, food production, educational and research spaces whose operations involve animals or animal products or services.
Be sure to check the Summit website for the most up-to-date Summit information. You can also follow the hashtags #AAA19 for periodic updates about the event. For general questions about the Summit please contact email@example.com or call (703) 562-5160.
Show your support for the Alliance’s outreach efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today! For 2019 sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://summit.animalagalliance.org. For more information, contact Allyson Jones-Brimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2019 Summit sponsors: Watt Global Media, Farm Journal Media, Meatingplace, National Provisioner, American Feed Industry Association, National Pork Producers Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, Smithfield, United Soybean Board, Elanco, National Turkey Federation, Dairy MAX, Farm Credit, Country Folks, National Biodiesel Board, Summit Livestock Facilities, United Egg Producers, Cobb-Vantress, Inc., Council for Biotechnology Information, Protect the Harvest, Agri Beef, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Veal Association, BPI Technology, Inc., Progressive Dairyman, Kemin, National Chicken Council, Live Oak Bank, North Carolina Farm Bureau, Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care, Vivayic, Eggland’s Best, Brakke Consulting, Inc., Food Industry Environmental Network, Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Soybean.
The Alliance also thanks the following members for their continued support of Summit and other Alliance programs: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Merck Animal Health, Charleston|Orwig, Diamond V, Zoetis, Alltech, Inc., Aviagen Group, Bayer Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle Empire, LLC, Dairy Farmers of America, Genus PLC – PIC/ABS, Hendrix Genetics, Hy-Line North America LLC, Iowa Soybean Association, Midwest Dairy, Nutrien, Provimi North America, Inc. and Seaboard Foods LLC.
About the Alliance:
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation. Find the Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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