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Angela M. Spivey

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Practices
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Education
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law Robert C. Khayat Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, Valedictorian, 1996
  • University of Alabama, BA, cum laude, 1993
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Mississippi State Bar Association 

Member, American Inns of Court, William C. Keady AIC

Angela defends and counsels food manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and packaging entities on a host of issues, including implementation of recalls, defense of widespread international outbreaks and resulting civil litigation, defense of corporations and individuals in OCI criminal investigations, and regulatory oversight and compliance. Angela is a national speaker at various industry group conferences on a wide array of issues unique to the food industry. In addition to consulting with food-industry clients, Angela has first-chair trial experience before state and federal courts, matters ranging from product liability, personal injury, contract disputes, and business torts.
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Supervised and defended the nationwide defense of leading food manufacturers in adulterated food personal injury claims arising in connection with highly publicized food recalls, including defense of over 700 cases in 24 states, defeating 29 class actions, and defending 20,000 individual claims.

Consulting with national food manufacturers, transporters, and retailers regarding compliance with FDA and USDA regulations.

Represented national supermarkets in all aspects of recalls, including interfacing with regulators, advising on public relations matters, resolving claims, and defending lawsuits.

Defending food manufacturers and transporters against claims of criminal violations of USDA and FDA regulations before Main Justice and Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Named to "Georgia Rising Stars," FDA, Personal Injury Defense: Products, General Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2009, 2011

Co-author, "Food Fighters: DOJ, FDA May Be Coming For Executives," Law360, September 23, 2014
Co-author, Understanding Food and Beverage Recalls: Successfully Navigating the Recall Process and Updating Risk Management Strategies, Aspatore Special Report, 2014
Co-author, "Food And Beverage Industry Outlook For 2014: Part 2," Law360, January 23, 2014
Co-author, "Food And Beverage Industry Outlook For 2014: Part 1," Law360, January 16, 2014
Author, "FDA’s Strategic Shift from Reaction to Prevention," Food Safety Magazine, March 5, 2013
Co-author, "A Food Industry Issue Menu For 2013: Part 1," Law360, February 13, 2013
Co-author, Food Safety Law, Law Journal Press, November 2010
Co-author, "Responding Rapidly as Inspections and Recalls Rise," Counsel to Counsel, January 2008
Co-Speaker, "Regulations – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "Labeling Litigation: All Natural, Prop 65 and GMOs," Food Safety Challenges in an Era of Change: How to Better Protect Your Food and Beverage Company, Your Customers and Yourself, October 9, 2014
Speaker, "Safety, FDA regulations & liability," 2014 IWLA Warehouse Legal Practice Symposium, June 19, 2014
Speaker, The Rising Threat of Criminal Prosecution in the Food and Beverage Industry, McGuireWoods Webinar, February 18, 2014
Speaker, "Import/Export Developments," "Governmental and Third Party Inspections," and "Recalls and Crisis Management," Cross-Border Food Safety: What's on the Menu?, McGuireWoods Complimentary Seminar with Red24, October 3, 2013
Speaker, "The Legal and Regulatory Battle Over Food Labeling and How Those in the Food Industry Can Protect Themselves," Food Fight!, McGuireWoods LLP Webinar, April 11, 2013
Presenter, "Focus on Food Safety," GMA Food Litigation Webinar, November 2, 2011
Speaker, "Some Recent and Emerging Trends in Foodborne Illness Litigation," American Society for Microbiology's 112th General Meeting, June 12, 2012
Speaker, American Conference Institute's 5th National Forum on Food-Borne Illness Litigation, November 30, 2011
Speaker, "Five Steps Toward Food Safety Preparedness," Anatomy of a Recall, October 11, 2007