David Brown, chairman of the Board of Directors at Natural Products Foundation (NPF), will represent the organization at the upcoming Nutrition Law Symposium in Lehi, Utah, on Sept. 14, 2012. Mr. Brown will be appearing for a panel discussion Truth Stranger than Fiction: Recent Developments in Dietary Supplement Litigation, Regulation and Truth in Advertising. The panel will be led by John Villafranco (Kelley Drye & Warren LLP), and will include Loren Israelsen (UNPA) and Steve Mister (CRN).
The NPF Truth in Advertising Review program is a pro-active effort that identifies non-compliant dietary supplement promotions. Since 2010, NPF has mailed 185 warning letters to companies marketing dietary supplements with drug and disease-related statements, drawing their attention to current regulatory guidelines. NPF has initiated 80 new review cases in 2012.
David Brown is the current president of LifeVantage Network. Prior to LifeVantage, Mr. Brown had been managing director and cofounder of Nutritional Business Advisors, president and CEO of Metabolife International, and president of Natural Balance, International. Mr. Brown earned his Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University, and began his career as a corporate attorney at the law firm Kindel & Anderson.
The 8th annual Nutrition Law Symposium is organized by Stoel Rives LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel Mountain West Chapter. The event will also feature a discussion focusing on the future of Prop 65 defenses, an FDA enforcement update, and an optional golf scramble following lunch. To register for the symposium, please visit stoel.com.