International Food and Agribusiness Management Association World Forum and Symposium (2008)

Bruce Clark, accomplished personal injury lawyer and expert in foodborne illness litigation, spoke at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) World Forum and Symposium. Mr. Clark spoke on Tuesday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m., in a panel titled Managing Food Safety and Health Concerns. The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey.

Mr. Clark became involved in foodborne illness litigation in 1993 as an attorney for Jack in the Box restaurants in its E. coli O157:H7 personal injury litigation. The Jack in the Box litigation spanned more than four years and involved more than 100 lawsuits in four states. Since that time, Mr. Clark has been continuously involved in food and waterborne illness litigation involving bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents in settings ranging from large scale outbreaks to individual cases. He has extensive expertise in the medical, microbiological, and epidemiological aspects of foodborne illness cases gleaned from more than a decade of working with leading experts across the country. He also possesses practical insight into the functioning of corporations and their insurers.

Mr. Clark and his partners at Marler Clark have focused their practice on representing individuals in litigation resulting from E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, hepatitis A, and other food contamination cases. They have represented victims of nearly every large foodborne illness outbreak in the United States against such companies as Wholesale Club, Chili’s, Chi-Chi’s, ConAgra, Dole, Excel, Golden Corral, KFC, Sheetz, Sizzler, Supervalu, and Wendy’s, securing over 500 million dollars for their clients.