Angela Spivey co-leads Alston & Bird’s food & beverage industry team. She also serves as co-chair of the Litigation & Trial Practice Group.
Angela provides defense and counsel for food manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, and packaging entities in a host of FDA, USDA, and CBP regulatory compliance issues and litigation. She has extensive experience defending consumer class action labeling cases, implementing product recalls, and defending widespread international outbreaks and resulting civil litigation. Angela also defends corporations and individuals in FDA-OCI criminal investigations. In addition to consulting with food industry clients, Angela has first-chair trial experience before state and federal courts across the United States.
Angela is ranked by Chambers USA in Band 2 as a leader in the category of Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation and has been named a “Litigation Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. Angela was named to the 2021 BTI “Client Service All-Stars” list and is also ranked in The Best Lawyers in America©. She is well known for her thought leadership in the industry as a co-author of Food Safety Law, the nation’s leading treatise, and the firm’s monthly Food & Beverage Digest, and is a frequent speaker across the country at various industry group conferences discussing top-of-mind issues in the food industry.