With a focus on regulatory compliance and strategic growth, Suzie Trigg represents franchise systems, restaurant chains, food companies and manufacturers of consumer packaged goods, cosmetics and medical devices in franchise and product distribution matters, mergers and acquisitions and a variety of strategic supply chain transactions, and by providing practical advice regarding regulatory matters.
Suzie is frequently called upon to provide guidance to product manufacturers and franchise systems through presentations at conferences on regulatory compliance, distribution and supply chain issues. She has spoken at conferences hosted by the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), ABA Forum on Franchising, International Franchise Association (IFA) and National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA). She has authored numerous articles and has co-authored two chapters of treatises published by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Suzie’s most recent article, “Between Two Evolving Regulatory Systems: Importing US-Made Foods into China,” was published in FDLI’s January/February 2015 Update magazine. Suzie’s recent presentations include “Food Trucks, Kiosks and Other Alternative Venues: Structuring and Drafting Issues,” at the 37th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising in October 2014 and "Meaningful Audit Systems," at the FDLI Conference on Safeguarding the Functional Food and Dietary Ingredient Supply Chain in September 2013. Suzie moderated “What’s Next for Labeling of Plant-Based Substitutes” at the 2015 FDLI Annual Conference, April 20, 2015, a session focused on the labeling of plant-based foods. She is currently working on two more chapters of treatises that are expected to be published by the ABA in 2015.
Suzie serves on FDLI’s Writing Awards Committee, is actively involved in the ABA Forum on Franchising and is a past Vice Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Franchise and Distribution Law Section. She also serves on Haynes and Boone’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee. Suzie has completed coursework in international food law through Michigan State University’s Institute for Food Laws and Regulations.
Suzie previously served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Advocacy Chair of the South/Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and on the Executive Committee and as the Events Chair for the Young Leaders Society of the United Way of Central Texas.
Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Suzie completed a judicial clerkship and served as Legislative Director for a State Representative, giving her insight into the realities of litigation and policymaking. Suzie counts among her greatest experiences the opportunity to serve as an assistant for the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance in 2002, helping to plan a nationwide Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day.