Food & Agriculture

Food & Agriculture

Faegre Baker Daniels represents many of the world's leading food and agriculture companies, with more than 150 attorneys dedicated to serving them.

We Support and Protect our Clients' Complex Business Needs

We understand the science, economics, markets, government regulation and public relations aspects of the field-to-plate cycles, and we address the full range of business and legal needs:

  • We defend our clients' products, business methods and service teams around the world
  • We work with our clients in their domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures
  • We protect innovative ideas and product brands in the U.S., Europe and Asia
  • We provide international employment and immigration support for global food and agricultural companies
  • We offer a unique combination of  top-tier, highly-focused litigation, regulatory and counseling services to food and agricultural companies

Our Clients' Business is our Business

Our industry team is organized in a way that aligns with our clients' business segments. Our lawyers are designated within business segment areas as well as functional legal practice areas so that they deeply understand the industry and its core issues. With this structure, we are more effective, knowledgeable and responsive in meeting our clients' legal needs. As part of our commitment to the industry, we are active members of the Food and Drug Law Institute, CropLife America, American Meat Institute, National Grain & Feed Association, Agricultural Retailers Association, International Dairy Foods Association, and International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, and our attorneys speak and write nationally on industry issues.


Our firm's culture encourages and rewards teamwork—within our firm and with our clients.  We bring dedicated client teams that reach across practice areas to meet our clients' needs. We collaborate to draw on client expertise and resources. We find this approach produces successful outcomes and enduring business relationships.


Kim J. Walker, Des Moines
+1 515 447 4702

Rankings & Awards

176 Faegre Baker Daniels attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012

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Media Mentions

01-December-2014 - ‘Ignorance is Bliss' No More: Sarah Brew in Law360 on FDA's Menu Labeling Rules
04-November-2014 - Practice Makes Perfect: Sarah Brew in Food Safety Compliance Report on the Importance of Robust Inspection Policies for Food Manufacturers
28-October-2014 - Michelle Kaiser Bray Discusses Big Data and Farming with Lakeshore Public Radio
02-October-2014 - Big Data in Agriculture Industry Causes Privacy Concerns: Indiana Public Radio Features Insights from Michelle Kaiser Bray on the Issues
29-August-2014 - Kim Walker and Steve Toeniskoetter in GC Agenda on the Expansion of Public Information on Food Companies in China
21-August-2014 - Preparing for a Food Illness Outbreak: Sarah Brew Offers Advice in Law360
13-August-2014 - Steve Toeniskoetter in Law360 on How New Technology Breeds New Labeling Class Actions
11-August-2014 - This Little Piggy Went to Market: Steven Reeves in Law360 on CFIUS Scrutiny in Smithfield Sale
24-June-2014 - Energy Drinks Cause Surge in Product Safety and Liability Issues: Sarah Brew Discusses with Risk & Insurance
04-February-2014 - Law360 Features FaegreBD Attorneys Named as 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars
11-December-2013 - Sarah Brew Explains the FDA's Increase in Criminal Prosecution over Food Safety Issues with The Packer
07-October-2013 - Kim Walker and Steve Toeniskoetter Interviewed for a Podcast by Feedstuffs Focusing on GMO-Labeling Litigation in California
09-August-2013 - Law360 Reports on FaegreBD's Success for Pharmavite in Avoiding Class Action
13-June-2013 - Law360 Covers Food Litigation Conference Moderated by Sarah Brew
11-June-2013 - John Mandler Analyzes Litigation and Regulation of GMO Crops in Feedstuffs
11-June-2013 - John Mandler Comments on Class Actions Filed Over Roundup Ready Wheat
22-May-2013 - Jay Sanders Analyzes Monsanto Decision in Indiana Lawyer
17-May-2013 - Sarah Brew in Law360 on Preparing in Advance for a Successful Recall
14-May-2013 - Jay Sanders Offers His Expertise on the Landmark Bowman v. Monsanto Case in Law360
19-April-2013 - Kim Walker Shares Thoughts on Food and Ag Industries in the Business Record
08-March-2013 - Sarah Brew Comments on Recent Ruling on Genetic Tests in Food Litigation Cases to Law360
07-March-2013 - Sarah Brew Weighs in on New Food Regulations Being Considered by the FDA in Law360
27-February-2013 - George Martin and Ryan Miske Tell Law360 How They Sealed the Deal in Hormel Foods' Acquisition of Skippy
19-February-2013 - Kim Walker Talks to Law360 About His Third Designation as a BTI Client Service All-Star
19-February-2013 - Sarah Brew Predicts Three Trends in Food Litigation in 2013
14-January-2013 - Kim Walker and Sarah Brew Interviewed for a Podcast by Feedstuffs Focusing on New FSMA Rules
08-January-2013 - Sarah Brew Comments on Potential Testing Requirements Under Proposed FDA Food Regulations
07-January-2013 - Sarah Brew Speaks to Law360 About Recent Regulations Proposed by the FDA
07-January-2013 - Sarah Brew Appears on "The Knife and Fork Show," Produced by Food Chemical News
26-December-2012 - Kevin Hein Shares Thoughts on Colorado's Diverse Fast Food Market
11-December-2012 - Law360 Chronicles Dismissal of Class Action Consumer Fraud Suit Against FaegreBD Client General Mills
27-November-2012 - Sarah Brew Weighs in on New FDA Powers in an Interview with Law360
13-November-2012 - U.S. Food Importers Face Tougher Rules After New Act
30-October-2012 - Joe Price Interviewed by Law360 on Vitamin Label Claims
24-October-2012 - Jay Sanders Talks to Indiana Lawyer About Potential Effect of Pending Seed Patent Case
29-August-2012 - Sarah Brew Assesses Increase in Food Labeling Lawsuits
25-June-2012 - Feed & Grain Highlights Food and Ag Team's Chambers USA Ranking
20-November-2008 - Faegre & Benson Lawyer Offers Views on Long-Term Impact of California's Proposition 2
27-October-2008 - Faegre & Benson Lawyer Shares Perspective on Midwestern Grain Schemes