Natalie Rainer practices in the area of food and drug law. She advises 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, and Asia.
Ms. Rainer's practice includes evaluating the regulatory status of food-contact materials, food additives, and color additives; advising companies on advertising and labeling requirements (including claim substantiation, nutrition labeling, organic labeling, and environmental/green claims); and counseling clients on good manufacturing practices. She also advises clients on compliance with state and local regulatory requirements, such as toxics in packaging, right-to-know acts, and California's Proposition 65. She is fluent in Spanish.
During graduate school, Ms. Rainer worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division as an intern in the Environmental Torts Section. In this position she participated in the defense of the federal government in multi-billion dollar environmental lawsuits and wrote a successful U.S. Court of Appeals brief defending the Attorney General in a contentious political asylum case. During her last year of law school, she participated in the Federal Legislation Clinic where she worked for the Epilepsy Foundation to reform the Americans with Disabilities Act.
•May 05, 2016 Keller and Heckman Professionals to Attend FDLI's Annual Conference
•Jun 21, 2016 Impact of FDA's Final Nutrition Labeling Regulations Webinar
•Apr 27, 2016 Webinar: FSMA: A Foreign Suppliers Guide
•Jun 02, 2016 Summaries of Final Rules on Revisions to Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labeling and Serving Sizes
•May 31, 2016 The California Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law
•Apr 21, 2016 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): A Foreign Suppliers Guide
•Mar 23, 2016 Proposition 65 - California Proposes Regulations for Exposures to Bisphenol A (BPA)
•Feb 04, 2016 California Finalizes New Lead Agency Website Rulemaking under Proposition 65
•Oct 13, 2015 Prop 65 Enforcement Amendment Summary
•Nov 01, 2014 Responsibilities of Food Packaging Manufacturers Under the Lacey Act