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Natalie E. Rainer

Natalie Rainer is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the Health Care and FDA practice. She focuses her practice primarily in the food and beverage industry. 

Natalie practices food and drug law, advising clients on regulatory requirements for foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and food and drug packaging in jurisdictions around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Natalie has in-depth experience in evaluating the regulatory status of food additives, color additives, and food-contact materials. She counsels companies on advertising and labeling requirements, including claim substantiation, nutrition labeling, menu labeling, and environmental claims. She also provides guidance regarding compliance with U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations, including the Bioengineered Labeling rules, organic rules, and regulations related to additives in meat and poultry products. Natalie enjoys public speaking and also provides clients with customized training on labeling, claims, and regulatory frameworks for foods and other FDA-regulated products.  

In addition to regulatory compliance advice, Natalie counsels clients facing enforcement actions, recalls, and threats of litigation.  

Natalie understands the practical application of California’s Proposition 65 and assists in defending against Proposition 65 enforcement actions. In addition, she advises on compliance with other California laws and regulations, including Proposition 12 (regarding animal husbandry), the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container requirements, slack fill, and reusable grocery bag certification (SB 270). Natalie’s experience working in bioethics during law school and attending cooking school gives her a unique perspective on her legal practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Natalie served as a partner in the San Francisco office of an international law firm. She focused her practice in food and drug law in global jurisdictions including North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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