Megan R. Galey

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Information Management
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1937
Fax: 314.480.1505
University University of Kansas, B.A., Biological Anthropology, cum laude, 2006 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011 University of Illinois Law Review, Administrative Editor, 2010-2011
Admitted2011, Oregon; 2012, Illinois; 2012, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Agricultural Management Committee, vice chair, 2013-present
•American Agricultural Law Association
•Leonardo Academy Sustainable Agriculture Standard Development for the American National Standards Institute, Environmental Committee
•Illinois Food, Farm and Jobs Council, Legal and Regulatory Working Group


Megan specializes in environmental, biotechnology, food law and related policy issues. She skillfully guides clients through the complex regulatory landscape of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and analogous state agencies. Megan counsels clients on a broad range of compliance and enforcement issues under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Clean Water Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. In addition, Megan advises clients in compliance and transactional matters involving voluntary safety and quality certification schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, she was a post-doctoral research associate in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, where she served as a regulatory compliance and risk management consultant for the agricultural industry and contributed to the development of a sustainable production standard for the American National Standards Institute. While there, she researched agricultural policy, the regulatory and liability implications of biotechnology, and biofuel feedstock production. During law school, Megan conducted an independent research project on wetland mitigation policies and the effect of wetland restoration on hydrology, soils and water quality in the Mississippi River basin.

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Business Insights
10.14.14 Syngenta Faces Additional Lawsuits over MIR162 Corn
Food & Agribusiness Blog
6.17.14 The Food Fight Continues: POM Wonderful's Lanham Act Claim Not Barred by Food Labeling Regulations
Food & Agribusiness Blog
5.01.14 In Search of Sustainability: Unraveling the Water Quality and Quantity Impacts of Energy Production, The George Washington University Journal of Energy & Environmental Law
4.14.14 FDA's Proposed Changes to Revamp Nutrition Labels
Food & Agribusiness Blog
3.01.14 The Role of Water Quality Trading in Total Maximum Daily Load Programs, ABA SEER Newsletter
Winter 2014 Eat, Drink, but Be Wary: Plaintiffs' New Attack on Chemicals in the Food Chain, In-House Defense Quarterly, Defense Research Institute
Food & Agribusiness Article
1.01.14 Water Quality and Wetlands, Environment, Energy, and Resources Law, The Year in Review 2013
10.01.13 Coexistence and the Role of Biotechnology
7.08.13 Increased Regulatory Burdens for the Use of Aquatic Pesticides
Food & Agribusiness Alert
6.26.13 Illinois' New Fracking Act: What It Means for Industry
Energy & Natural Resources Alert

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4.17.12 Husch Blackwell Adds Environmental Associate Megan Galey in St. Louis
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Syngenta Faces Additional Lawsuits over MIR162 Corn
Megan R. Galey, October 23, 2014
On October 3rd, corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska filed multiple class action lawsuits against Syngenta related to MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait. The class actions come on the heels of similar lawsuits filed by Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply Company in...

The Food Fight Continues: POM Wonderful’s Lanham Act Claim Not Barred by Food Labeling Regulations
Michael R. Annis,Christopher M. Bikus,Megan R. Galey, June 26, 2014
Last Thursday (June 19), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) does not preclude POM Wonderful’s deceptive labeling claims under the Lanham Act against Coca-Cola. POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, slip op. at...

FDA’s Proposed Changes to Revamp Nutrition Labels
Megan R. Galey, April 24, 2014
With the exception of adding trans fatty acids, the Nutrition Facts Label has not undergone any significant changes since Congress first approved it under the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act until now. In March 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (the “FDA”) unveiled...
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Megan R. Galey

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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