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February 16, 2016 – The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) has retained Locke Lord to serve as outside general counsel. In this new role, Locke Lord will provide counsel on legal and regulatory issues facing IFMA, its expansive membership of manufacturers, operators, distributors and service providers and the foodservice industry in general.
This partnership with IFMA further solidifies Locke Lord’s strength in the foodservice industry and its commitment to meeting the needs of this sector.
Locke Lord’s Food and Beverage Industry Group has been serving the food, beverage and agricultural industries for decades, serving clients in virtually all industry facets and each link in the supply chain. The team regularly provides counseling on all manner of legislative and regulatory matters, corporate and transactional matters, intellectual property issues and product recalls, and handles litigation ranging from simple contract disputes to large-scale consumer fraud class actions.
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association was established in 1952 and provides leaders in the foodservice industry with connections, insights and best practices needed to drive increased market share and operational excellence. IFMA enables the industry’s most dynamic professionals to focus on the critical issues affecting their business and co-creating consumer value with operators.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.