Christopher A. Ripple


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Journal of International Law, 2008
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, English, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Chris focuses his practice on litigation and regulatory matters with an emphasis on the food and transportation industries.  He works with food manufacturers, distributors, and transporters regarding compliance with food labeling and food safety laws, including regulations issued under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.  Chris also provides advice and counseling regarding compliance with federal transportation regulations, and he represents clients in negotiations and disputes related to complex carrier and broker agreements.  He is an active participant in the food and transportation industries, and he has published, presented, and provided interviews on a range of food safety and transportation laws.  Before joining McGuireWoods, Chris worked on a variety of commercial and class action litigation in the Chicago office of an international law firm.

Chris received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  

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Co-author, "2017 Food And Beverage Industry Outlook: Part 1," Law360, January 18, 2017
Co-author, "A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins," Food Safety Magazine, October 12, 2016
"Finalized US Sanitary Rule Requires More Scrutiny From Food Shippers," Quoted in Journal of Commerce, July 10, 2016
Co-author, "12 Ways to Ensure Compliance With New Food Defense Rule," Law360, June 13, 2016
Co-author, "FDA Cleans Up Sanitary Food Transportation Rule," Law360, April 8, 2016
Speaker, "How to Better Protect Your Food and Beverage Company, Your Customers and Yourself," Food Safety Challenges in an Era of Change, September 21, 2016
Speaker, "FMSA Food Defense Rule: Practical Considerations for Protecting Against Ultimate Harm and Complying with FDA’s Final Rule," FDA News Webinar, August 17, 2016
Moderator, "The ELD Experience: Through the Eyes of Fleets Large and Small," Fleet Safety Conference, July 20, 2016
Speaker, "Focused Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration: Key Takeaways and Interactions between FSMA’s Final Rules," Food and Drug Law Institute webinar, June 28, 2016