JD Supra 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards selected Shook, Hardy & Bacon as the “Top Firm for Food & Beverage” news. Shook was chosen from a crowded field of more than 50,000 authors whose work was published on the site in 2018. Shook was recognized for the second consecutive year for insights and commentary in the Food and Beverage Litigation Update, achieving the “highest visibility and engagement for their particular expertise” in the practice area. The legal news site’s readers chose ten top authors and one top firm in each of 26 categories.

Shook Partner Mark Anstoetter was ranked first among the “Top Authors” in Food & Beverage. According to JD Supra, honorees were selected for their coverage of “topics at the intersection of food, beverages and the law,” including U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling, risk mitigation, trademark protection and export issues. Anstoetter was also noted in a subsequent article, “5 Takeaways For Authors from JD Supra’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.” The article included the Food & Beverage Litigation Update as a “feature readers can count on.”

In addition, Shook Firm Chair Madeleine McDonough and Anstoetter were ranked in the Top 5, for the second year, as “Top Authors” in the Class Action category, where contributors were recognized for “addressing reader interest in data breaches, the CFPB arbitration rule, class certification and related matters.”


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For decades, manufacturers, distributors and retailers at every link in the food chain have come to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to partner with a legal team that understands the issues they face in today's evolving food production industry. Shook attorneys work with some of the world's largest food, beverage and agribusiness companies to establish preventative measures, conduct internal audits, develop public relations strategies, and advance tort reform initiatives.