Events & Speaking Engagements


Marler Clark regularly presents at meetings and annual education conferences for food industry groups, environmental health associations, and FDA-sponsored Regional Retail Food Seminars. Contact Leslie Dale at (206) 407-2204 or ldale@marlerclark.com to request a speaker for an upcoming event.


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2010 Food Safety Education Conference, Advancements in Food Safety Education: Trends, Tools and Tech

Patti Waller will be on a panel addressing "Appropriate Public Health Response to Foodborne Illness"...

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American Conference Institute's 6th National Forum on Food-Borne Illness Litigation

This year Bill Marler will be speaking with Arthur P. Liang on "Dissecting the Science Behind Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli Claims: An Examination of...

Association of Health Care Journalists

Bill Marler will be speaking on a panel at the Association for Healthcare Journalist Conference in Boston, MA...

Attorney and Epidemiologist at Missouri Milk Food and Environmental Health Association Conference

Colin Caywood and Patti Waller will be speaking at the Missouri Milk Food and Environmental Health Association 2011 Conference in Columbia, MO, March 30 -...

Attorney and Epidemiologist at Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference (Mock Deposition)

Bruce Clark and Patti Waller will be presenting at the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference...

Attorney and Epidemiologist at the American Conference Institute

Bill Marler and Patti Waller were in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the American Conference Institute's National Forum on Food-Borne Illness Litigation. Bill participated in two conference...

Attorney Bill Marler at Seafood Products Association

Bill Marler will address the Seafood Products Association (SFA) at their annual gathering, held this year in Seattle, WA....

Attorney Bill Marler at the American Association for Justice

Bill Marler traveled to Chicago, Illinois, for the American Association for Justice Annual Convention, to be held July 14-18, 2007. He participated in the "Litigation...

Attorney Bill Marler at the Excess Surplus Lines Claims Association (ESLCA)

Bill Marler will be in New York, NY to take part in a panel on Food Liability Claims for the ESLCA....

Attorney Bill Marler at the National Restaurant Association Meeting

Bill Marler spoke at a meeting of the NRA Risk and Safety Executive Group on the topic of minimizing liability risks and foodborne illness lawsuits...

Attorney Bruce Clark at Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association

Bruce Clark traveled to Abbotsford, British Columbia, just outside Vancouver, to present to the Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association. Bruce's speech centered on food safety...

Attorney Bruce Clark at the Boulder County Environmental Health Association

Bruce Clark traveled to Boulder, Colorado, for the Boulder County EHA meeting on September 27, 2007 - their day on food safety....

Attorney Bruce Clark at the Hawai'i Environmental Health Association

Marler Clark partner Bruce Clark traveled to Honolulu, Hawai'i, to present at the 2007 Hawai'i Environmental Health Association conference. He gave two presentations titled, "Liability...

Attorney Bruce Clark in the Children's Products Litigation Seminar

Bruce Clark will take part in an online CLE on Children's Products Litigation....

Attorney Bruce Clark Speaking at Illinois Environmental Health Conference

Marler Clark foodborne illness attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking at the 2011 IEHA conference in Peoria, Illinois....

Attorney Colin Caywood at Nevada Environmental Health Association

Colin Caywood will be presenting at Nevada Environmental Health Association...

Attorney Colin Caywood Performing Raw Milk Mock Trial in MN

Foodborne illness attorney Colin Caywood will be conducting a mock trail at the National Environmental Health Association Region IV Fall Conference in Rochester Minnesota. ...

Attorney Dave Babcock at the 2008 Long Company Annual Conference

Dave Babcock will travel to Chicago, IL to take part in the annual conference of the Long Company....

Attorney Dave Babcock at the Food and Drug Association (FDA)

Dave Babcock participated in a panel discussion on liability related to foodborne illness on September 29, 2006, in Denver, Colorado. The panel was part of...

Attorney David Babcock at the Ontario Food Protection Association Annual Meeting, 50th Anniversary

Dave Babcock will travel to Mississauga, Ontario, to present to the OFPA....

Attorney David Babcock at the Almond Board of California

David Babcock will be addressing the annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium for the Almond Board of California in Lodi, CA....

Attorney David Babcock Speaking at CEHA 2011

David Babcock will be speaking on about liability issues pertaining to health inspectors at California Environmental Health Association 2011 Update meeting....

Attorney Denis Stearns at the 4th Annual Food HACCP Conference

Denis Stearns will be addressing the 4th Annual International Food HACCP Conference in Redondo Beach, CA...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)

Denis Stearns will present at the Association of Food and Drug Officials' annual conference, to be held in Anaheim, California. His presentation is titled "Deja...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Food Safety and Security Summit 2008

Denis Stearns participated in the 2008 Food Safety and Security Summit, held in Washington, DC during a session titled, "Issues/Insights for Microbial Challenge Studies." ...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Greater New York Chapter of Healthcare Food Service Administrators

Denis Stearns gave a presentation on strict liability related to food service at a meeting of the Greater New York Chapter of Healthcare Food Service...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference

Marler Clark partner Denis Stearns was in Denver, Colorado, for the Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference, where he gave a presentation titled, "Recouping Outbreak Costs...

Attorney Denis Stearns at the Washington State Environmental Health Association

Denis Stearns presented at the WSEHA's 60th Annual Education Conference on the legal basis for food establishment operator responsibility and liability in foodborne illness outbreaks...

Attorney Drew Falkenstein at the Oklahoma Department of Health Fall Meeting

Drew Falkenstein was the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Department of Health's Fall Meeting in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He presented on two topics: "Sources of Liability...

Attorney Drew Falkenstein at Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Food Safety Task Force

Drew Falkenstein will be traveling to Richmond Virginia to take part in the Virginia Department of Health's Food Safety Task Force Seminar....

Attorney Drew Falkenstien at the Oregon Environmental Health Association Annual Training Conference

Drew Falkenstein will present to the Oregon EHA Annual Training Conference being held in Lincoln City, OR....

Attorney Speaking at Food precessing HRH Council's Annual General Meeting and Conference

Drew Falkenstein will speak at this year's HRH Conference about the importance of food safety and the consequences to processors and consumers. ...

Attorney to Speak about Public Health Employee Liability

Marler Clark food poisoning attorney Colin Caywood will be giving a presentation about public health employee liability at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference....

Attorney William Marler at 2011 Focus on Farming Conference

Food safety attorney and expert William Marler will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2011 Focus on Farming Conference in Everett, Washington....

Attorneys at Public Health Seattle & King County EHD Annual Staff Conference

Bill Marler and Colin Caywood will be presenting at Public Health Seattle & King County - Environmental Health Division - Annual Staff Conference...

Attorneys to Speak at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colin Caywood, David Babcock and Drew Falkenstein will all be Keynote Speakers for the one-day course to be held on three separate days, March 8th...

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Bill Marler and Denis Stearns at Seattle University School of Law

Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler moderated, and partner Denis Stearns presented at the Seattle University School of Law's conference, Who’s Minding the Store -...

Bill Marler and Suzanne Schreck Guest Lecture at the University of Washington

Bill Marler and Suzanne Schreck gave a joint presentation on the relationship between lawyers and public relations and how to get a strategic point across...

Bill Marler at ACI Food-borne Illness and Contamination Litigation

Bill Marler will travel to Phoenix to present to the ACI Food Borne Illness & Contamination Litigation Conference....

Bill Marler at China International Food Safety and Quality Conference (CIFSQ)

Bill Marler will be in Beijing, China to present a keynote address to the International Food Safety and Quality Conference....

Bill Marler at Food Safety: Farm to Table

Bill Marler will give the keynote address, in Moscow, ID presenting an Update on Outbreak Trends 2006-2008....

Bill Marler at FoodHACCP

Bill Marler will be speaking at FoodHACCP Conference...

Bill Marler at GMA Food Claims and Litigation Conference

Bill Marler will co-present with Al Maxwell at the Grocery Manufacturer's Association Food Claims and Litigation Conference in Austin, TX....

Bill Marler at GMA Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference

Bill Marler will be speaking at the GMA Foodborne Illness Litigation conference in Chicago on May 5, 2011....

Bill Marler at Hawaii Foodservice Expo

Marler Clark attorney Bill Marler will be giving two presentations at the 2011 Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality, & Foodservice Expo. ...

Bill Marler at MEHA Conference

On May 6, food safety expert and leading food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at the annual Minnesota Environmental Health Association conference. ...

Bill Marler at NEHA - To Perform Raw Milk Mock Trial

Bill Marler will be speaking about the Food Safety Modernization Law and raw milk at the 2011 National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Education Conference...

Bill Marler at NEHA Annual Conference

Patti Waller will be presenting at the NEHA Annual Conference...

Bill Marler at NEHA Food Safety Summit

Bill Marler will be presenting at NEHA Food Safety Summit...

Bill Marler at New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference

Bill Marler will be presenting at New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference...

Bill Marler at TEHA Conference in Austin, Texas

Food poisoning attorney and food safety advocate Bill Marler will be speaking about foodborne illness litigation at the 2011 Texas Environmental Health Assocation Conference....

Bill Marler at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Conference on Raw Milk

Bill Marler will speak to the AVMA on the history and legal issues of raw milk. He will also participate in a panel discussion on...

Bill Marler at the Australian HACCP Conference Series

Bill Marler presented at the 14th Australian HACCP Conference in Gold Coast, Australia. His presentation was given during a program titled, "Tell us about class...

Bill Marler at the British Food Journal (BFJ) Inaugural Lecture

Bill Marler travels to London to to take part in the Inaugural Lecture series of the British Food Journal (BFJ) at the Royal Institute of...

Bill Marler at the Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials

Bill Marler presented on a victim's and plaintiff's view of foodborne illness outbreak litigation to public health officials at the CASA meeting, held in Gettysburg...

Bill Marler at the Food Law & Regulation Conference

Bill Marler gave a presentation titled, "Examining Best Practice in Cases of Legal Liability - Responding to Cases of Foodborne Illness" in Chicago at Food...

Bill Marler at the GMA Foodborne Litigation Conference

Bill Marler to speak February 23rd, at the GMA Foodborne Litigation Conference on "Emerging Trends on Foodborne Illness Litigation"...

Bill Marler at the IFT Annual Scientific Program

Bill Marler will travel to Anaheim to take part in a session titled "Irradiation of Fresh Produce: Commercial Application"...

Bill Marler at the Institute for Supply Management

Bill Marler presented on "Understanding Liability in the Food Industry" for a workshop at the Spring Conference for Hospitality Supply Chain Management in Chicago, Illinois....

Bill Marler at the New Jersey Environmental Health Association

Bill Marler presented on the "Legal Liability of Environmental Health Professionals for Alleged Negligent Inspections" and "How Health Department Data are Used in Foodborne Illness...

Bill Marler at University of Chicago

May 5, 2011 - Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at the University of Chicago....

Bill Marler Delivering Talk at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference

Bill Marler will be speaking at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority Conference in Melbourne, AU...

Bill Marler Guest Lecturing at William Mitchell College of Law

Bill Marler will the the Guest Lecturer for the Food Law and Policy class at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul....

Bill Marler Guest Lecturing in a University of Washington Law Class

Bill Marler will be speaking at the University of Washington Thursday, February 3rd, under the subject "Lawyers and Leadership" with particular attention to the personal...

Bill Marler IAFP Symposium on Food Law

Bill Marler will be presenting at IAFP Symposium on Food Law...

Bill Marler Invited to Address at PulseNet Annual Meeting

Bill Marler will be speaking at the PulseNet Annual Meeting...

Bill Marler Kenote at the Conference of the Candian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)

Bill Marler will present a keynote address at the 75th Annual conference of CIPHI, being held in Kananaskis, Alberta....

Bill Marler Kenote at the Third International Conference for Food Safety and Quality

Bill Marler will present the keynote address at the Third International Conference for Food Safety and Quality in San Francisco, CA....

Bill Marler Leading in the University of Washington Food Safety Seminar Class

Bill Marler will be at the University of Washington on Thursday, January 20, 2011 giving a presentation titled "The True Cost of Foodborne Illness"....

Bill Marler Presenting at Washington State University Common Reading Lecture Series

Bill Marler will speak at WSU as part of the Common Reading Lecture series....

Bill Marler Presents to Mealey's and Lexis-Nexis

Bill Marler presented at the Mealey's Foodborne Illness Liability Teleconference in Las Vegas, Nevada on the topic of "Liability Issues Relating to the Sale of...

Bill Marler Speaking at 100th IAFP Annual Meeting

Noted foodborne illness attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at the 100th annual IAFP Conference in Milwaukee....

Bill Marler Speaking at William Mitchell College of Law

Food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be speaking at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota about the state of food safety in...

Bill Marler Speaks at an Economic Research Service Meeting

Bill Marler participated in a roundtable put on by the ERS, USDA, and the Risk Management and Decision Process Center from Wharton School, University of...

Bill Marler Speaks at the Food Safety Forum

Bill Marler spoke at Outbreak Response, a forum held at the Toronto Marriott hotel at the airport. His speech was part of a food safety...

Bill Marler to Talk Raw Milk at University of Minnesota Veterinary School

On Wednesday, April 20 food poisoning attorney Bill Marler will be offering his unique perspective on raw milk regulation and lobbying. The talk will be...

Bill Marler with the Government Accountability Project

Bill Marler will be the luncheon speaker at a day-long symposium presented by the Government Accountability Project (GAP) on the topic of "Empowering Employees to...

Bill Marler, Food Safety Attorney at NRN Symposium

William Marler, the nation's most notable attorney representing victims of foodborne illness will be speaking at the 2011 Nation's Restaurant News Food Safety Symposium in Denver....

Bill Marler, Food Safety Attorney, at the California Agribusiness Executive Seminar

Bill Marler traveled to Monterey, California, to participate in a panel discussion on food safety with Dr. Robert Brackett, Director, Center for Food Safety and...

Bill Marler, Food Safety Lawyer at the China Int'l Food Safety and Quality Conference and Exposition

Bill Marler and Suzanne Schreck will travel to Beijing, China, to present at the China International Food Safety Conference and Exposition, being held September 12-13...

Bill Marler, Food Safety Lawyer, at a Seattle Food Service Administrators Meeting

Bill Marler presented at a meeting of the Seattle Food Service Administrators, a group made up mostly of hospital food service directors, on the topic...

Bill Marler, Managing Partner, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition

Bill Marler will be speaking for the first time at the DIFSC, February 28th. His topic is "Reducing the Burden of Foodborne Diseases. Is the...

Booth at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICIED)

Marler Clark will have a booth at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICIED)...

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) Conference on Law of Food and Drink

Denis Stearns will be in London on June 11 for the 2009 BIICL conference on the Law of Food and Drink. He will present "Current...

Bruce Clark at Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Bruce Clark will be in Boston, MA to address the ACC on "Ensuring Safety and Quality of Products Manufactured in China"....

Bruce Clark at British Columbia Food Protection Association

Marler Clark Founding Partner Bruce Clark will be discussing the history of foodborne illness at the B.C. Food Protection Association 2011 Symposium....

Bruce Clark at British Columbia Food Protection Association Annual Conference

Bruce Clark will deliver the keynote speech to the 10th Annual BC Food Protection Association Conference in Vancouver....

Bruce Clark at RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Food poison attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking at 2011 Risk Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C on May 2, 2011. ...

Bruce Clark at Rocky Mtn FSC (Legal issues of Raw Milk Sales and Consumption)

Bruce Clark will be presenting. ...

Bruce Clark at the International Association for Food Protection's Raw Milk Symposium

Bruce Clark will speak on the topic "A Legal Perspective on Raw Milk Consumption" as part of the IAFP Symposium titled "Raw Milk Consumption: Emerging...

Bruce Clark Joining Insurance Insolvency and Reinsurance Roundtable

Marler Clark partner Bruce Clark will participate in a session on food insecurity and product poison at the Insurance Insolvency and Reinsurance Roundtable, "The Past...

Bruce Clark Kenote at NEHA Region 4 Environmental Health Conference

Bruce Clark will give the keynote presentation to the Annual Environmental Health Conference for NEHA, Region 4....

Bruce Clark Speaking at RMAA Conference in South Africa

Food poisoning attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking at the Red Meat Abattoir Association 2011 Conference and Congress in Somerset West, South Africa on May...

Bruce Clark, Food Safety Lawyer, Presents to Mealey's and Lexis-Nexis

Bruce Clark participated in the Mealey's Foodborne Illness Liability Teleconference, in which he discussed techniques for settling and litigating foodborne illness cases, dealing with class...

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California Environmental Health Association Annual Education Conference

Bruce Clark will be in Riverside, CA to present to the California Environmental Health Association's Annual Education Conference....

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

Attorney Bruce Clark will be speaking to 400 Public Health Inspectors on "Investigating Food Bourne Illness in the current state of Deregulation"....

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors and Int'l Federation of Environmental Health

Bruce Clark will be presenting at Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI and Int'l Federation of Environmental Health)...

Center for Produce Safety

Bill Marler will will be speaking on the subject, "The Evolving Legal and Financial Realities of Produce Food Safety: What it means for you" in...

Cerro Gordo Public Health

Attorney Drew Falkenstein will be speaking in Mason City, IA on the subject "The Legal Consequences of Poor Food Safety" for the Cerro Gordo Public...

Colin Caywood at Good Agricultural Practices and Northwest Organic Food Summit

Colin Caywood will be addressing Legal Perspectives on Food Safety at the NW Organic Farm Food Safety Summit in Portland, OR....