It is with regret and sadness that AALA mourns the loss of J. Patrick Wheeler, who served as President of AALA from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Wheeler received the AALA Distinguished Service Award in 2013, and served the association and its members in many ways. He graduated from St. Louis University Law School in 1951 and practiced […]
Please Join Us in Portland, Oregon
October 25 – 27, 2018
Our program reflects our Pacific Northwest location but also focuses on major federal and state issues. Attendees may earn 3 CLE credits for Thursday and 12 -14 credits of CLE (including 2 hours ethics) for Friday–Saturday. The agenda is posted on our website.
I am a patent attorney focusing on agribusiness and ag-tech clients working to protect their intellectual property, including agricultural technologies in the areas of livestock feed additives, agricultural implements, and agricultural chemicals.
Kristine serves as cochair of the AALA Distance Education Committee with private practice attorney Ryan Conklin. AALA’s Distance Education Committee plans the content and recruits nationally recognized speakers for monthly webinars.
AALA Webinar: A Mid-Year Update on Developments in Environmental and Land Use Law affecting Agriculture Monday, April 30, 2018 12 noon to 2 pm Central time Click here to register The American Agricultural Law Association is pleased to present this free webinar to AALA members and nonmembers. Only AALA Members will be able to watch […]
One of the major challenges facing North Carolina farmers—and perhaps farmers across the nation—is the general public’s lack of knowledge about production agriculture. The good news is AALA has an opportunity to help educate our colleagues and prepare them to better represent farm families and agribusinesses.
My practice includes representing some of the largest agribusinesses as lead counsel addressing complex problems, including trial work.
I have served as co-lead counsel in three of the largest biotechnology class actions in history, recovering more than $1.7 billion for class members: In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., MDL No. 1811 (E.D. Mo.) (securing settlements exceeding $1.1 billion); In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing., Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 2284 (E.D. Pa.) ($550 million settlement); and In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 1403 (N.D. Ill.) ($110 million settlement).
I think that the challenges and opportunities in ag law are as exciting and as interesting as ever. Agricultural law continues to be an area of law in which the practitioner can expect to encounter every type of legal issue. The work is demanding intellectually and worthwhile socially. For all the foreseeable years ahead, I think agricultural lawyers can expected a satisfying and rewarding career.
Reservations at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel are available. The room block expires October 3, 2018 but is expected to fill earlier, so please reserve as soon as practical.