简介

Alyssa Rebensdorf leverages her years of experience in the consumer packaged goods arena to help food industry clients solve litigation and regulatory challenges. A core member of the firm’s nationally recognized food litigation and regulatory practice, she provides strategic, client-centered counsel during post-recall litigation in state and federal courts nationwide and advises food industry clients on risk management and compliance to avoid litigation.

Food Company Litigation

Alyssa has represented food companies in product liability, consumer fraud/false advertising class actions and toxic torts. She specializes in defending foodborne illness claims as well as guiding clients through other post-recall challenge, including root cause investigation, supply chain concerns, evidence preservation protocols, third-party claims for recall losses and claims resolutions strategy. With a facility in the world of science, she enjoys working with experts to translate complex medical and microbiological information for clients and fact finders alike.

As a former federal law clerk, she is comfortable in the courtroom and also has deep experience in alternative dispute resolution, having successfully mediated and settled hundreds of disputed matters.

Food Regulatory

Alyssa enjoys developing practical strategies to help clients comply with state and federal statutes, regulations and guidance documents, including those from FDA, USDA and OSHA. She has reviewed food and dietary supplements labels and websites for regulatory compliance, assessed product marketing claims, and counseled companies in best practices for avoiding FDA warning letters and consumer fraud actions. Alyssa enjoys developing practical strategies to help clients comply with state and federal statutes, regulations and guidance documents, including those from FDA, USDA and OSHA. She has reviewed food and dietary supplements labels and websites for regulatory compliance, assessed product marketing claims, and counseled companies in best practices for avoiding FDA warning letters and consumer fraud actions.

Emerging Food Companies

Alyssa helps entrepreneurial natural and organic food companies sort through the many business issues faced by small and emerging companies, ranging from compliance with product labeling regulations to effective contracting with suppliers. She also drafts and reviews commercial agreements for the firm’s many food industry clients.

资质

执业资格

Minnesota

出庭资格

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

法务助理

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. David S. Doty, 1999-2001

教育

Duke University School of Law
J.D. with honors, Law & Contemporary Problems (articles editor)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.A. in Anthropology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A. in French and Political Science, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

见解和活动

其他角度
  • New Food Trends in a Complex Regulatory World
    Presenter, 2018 FMI Legal Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2018 
  • Business Case for Food Safety
    FaegreBD Iowa Food and Beverage Summit, Des Moines, October 2017
  • Business Case for Food Safety
    Products Liability Litigation in 2017, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, October 2017
  • Speed It Up: Emerging Issues in Food Delivery and Food Safety
    Presenter, 2017 FMI Legal Conference, Austin, Texas, April 2017  
  • From Peanuts to Prison: Criminal Liability for Food Contamination
    Moderator, 2016 Food & Agriculture National Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, May 2016
  • Food Recalls: Regulatory Requirements and Best Practices When a Suspected Outbreak Occurs
    Co-presenter, Food Litigation ExecuSummit, February 2016
  • A Year in Review for Food & Supplements
    Moderator, ABA Section of Litigation Food & Supplements Fifth Annual Workshop, June 2015

领导力和社区

无偿服务

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • Advocates for Human Rights

职业协会

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • American Bar Association — Products Liability Committee and Food & Supplements Subcommittee

市民活动

  • West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee — Founding Member, 2004-07, 2016-present

荣誉

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2006, 2008-09
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyer, 2015
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