Partner Lew Rose spoke at the Food and Drug Law Institute's conference, "U.S. & Brazil: Navigating New Frontiers in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Food Law and Regulation." As Brazil has emerged as a worldwide leader in innovation and development in the pharmaceutical and food industries, the country has increasingly become the focus of multinational companies and new medical device startup companies. For the same reasons, it has also become the focus of import-export policy and regulation by both the US Food and Drug Administration and the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency. The two-day FDLI U.S.-Brazil conference provided insights into business opportunities and the various legal and policy challenges of producing and exchanging safe products and promoting public health between these two nations.

Lew spoke during the Attorney Meet-and-Greet Breakfast on September 11, 2012. He discussed the jurisdictional framework for practicing law in the United States and the various stages within product development and marketing that can trigger legal risk. This breakfast gave an opportunity for attendees to network with local attorneys who are currently partnering with, or looking to partner with, international counsel and companies doing business in Brazil.

Kelley Drye & Warren is a Diamond Sponsor of the conference.

For more information on the event, please visit the FDLI conference website.