Feeding the world would be enough, but increasingly, the agribusiness sector is responsible for amazing achievements in seed improvement, new kinds of fuel and energy sources, and pushing the boundaries to create herbicides and pesticides that are more targeted and less harmful to wildlife—even developing new advanced software and hardware to help farmers and ranchers cut costs and avoid waste in their operations. Your company is core to the economy and to human life, but that doesn’t exempt it from the same business, financial, and regulatory concerns that every enterprise faces in the marketplace.
Alston & Bird’s Agricultural Legislative & Public Policy Team brings together a multidisciplinary collection of lawyers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including a former member of Congress who served on the Agriculture and Ways and Means Committees, a former general counsel to the California Environmental Protection Agency, a former environmental prosecutor in the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, and litigators experienced in antitrust, food safety, and USDA and FDA matters. We represent agribusiness clients in litigation and general counseling involving the Packers and Stockyards Act, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Capper–Volstead Act, immigration matters, and more.
Whether your company is growing through M&A, working to protect intellectual property on its way to market, or facing investigations or litigation, our lawyers know the terrain. We are a client-focused, business-friendly, and cost-effective organization that puts your goals first and strives to produce creative solutions to whatever challenges lie ahead. From citizen suits to class actions, trial courts to appellate courts, regulatory hurdles to challenging regulatory interpretations in court, Alston & Bird’s agribusiness lawyers help you advance your business goals and thrive in an increasingly complex environment.