Suzie Trigg

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2006, with honors, Texas Environmental Law Journal

B.S., Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 2003

  • The Honorable Brian L. Owsley, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University

Admissions

Texas, 2006

Profile

With a focus on guiding companies through FDA regulatory issues, high-stakes supply chain transactions, and strategic growth, Suzie Trigg represents FDA regulated companies, with a focus on restaurant chains, retailers, and consumer products companies, in negotiating and documenting transactions and understanding regulatory requirements so that they can make informed choices.

Suzie Trigg is a go-to lawyer for companies tackling supply chain changes, having been lead outside counsel, among others, for:

  • A 7,500+ store retailer in negotiating supply chain agreements for transactions expected to total $25 billion over five years
  • Multiple global restaurant chains in updating supplier standards and supply chain agreements and in helping to address potential gaps in food safety
  • A global food company in restructuring a subsidiary’s distribution network, including negotiating multiple termination and release agreements and a series of new agreements
  • A fresh produce company in developing agreements for use with growers, processors, storage facilities and others in the supply chain
  • A cosmetics company developing distribution agreements for use in three dozen countries

Suzie also helps companies lawfully market their products by helping them review labels, product claims and their substantiation, and by reviewing online promotional materials. Her experience in this area includes foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, personal care products, medical devices, and over-the-counter drugs. She frequently provides advice and guidance on strategies to reduce the risk of a demand, class action, or regulatory enforcement related to a product’s labeling or promotion.

While much of her work focuses on managing legal risks and forming compliance strategies designed to minimize risk and avoid costly delays or setbacks, Suzie also helps companies quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently address obstacles, such as regulatory enforcement, potential product recalls, and disputes with distributors or other supply chain partners.

Given Suzie’s experience, she often assists with mergers and acquisitions, including by leading due diligence of FDA regulated companies, negotiating ancillary agreements with supply chain partners, and helping address issues critical to deal closure.

Suzie is in her third year of serving on FDLI’s Food Advertising and Litigation Conference Planning Committee.  Suzie previously served on FDLI’s Food and Dietary Supplements Committee and FDLI’s Writing Awards Committee. Suzie has completed coursework in food law through Michigan State University’s Institute for Food Laws and Regulations and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2018
  • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018
  • Selected as Best in Supply Chain Negotiations – USA, Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards, AI Global Media Ltd, 2015; Best in Supply Chain Management Disputes - Texas, 2017

Honors

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as Texas Rising Stars 2018

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized 35 Haynes and Boone lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in the state.

Honors

DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Recognized in D Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers List

D Magazine named 42 Haynes and Boone lawyers across multiple practice areas to its Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2018, the most selections for the firm over the past decade.


Published by D Magazine Partners, April 2018

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Reading the Tea Leaves for Dietary Supplements – FDA’s Current Enforcement Priorities and Actions,” presenter, FDLI Annual Conference: Exploring Advanced Topics in Food and Drug Law, May 2018.
  • "The Not So Sweet Side of Sugar," presenter, Institute of Food Technologists, Longhorn Section, Dallas, Texas, April 20, 2017.
  • “Menu Labeling – Cheese Fries for 700 Calories, Please,” speaker, 39th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Miami, Florida, November 2016.
  • "Food Labeling and Content Claims: Planning Ahead for the Updated Nutrition Facts Requirements," speaker, Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Conference, Washington, DC., May 2016.
  • "The Revised Nutrition Facts Panel and Update on Labeling of Foods from Genetically Engineered Plants," presenter, Institute of Food Technologists, Longhorn Section, Dallas, Texas, January 2016.
  • "Recent Developments in Food and Drug Law, 2016 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Dealing with Increased Enforcement, Keeping Up-To-Date with FDA Requirements, and Developing Compliance Practices," speaker, Inside the Minds, February 2016.
  • "Highlights of China’s 2015 Food Safety Law,” author, Law360, July 2015.
  • “Cosmetics Claims: Origin and Composition, Natural, and Fragrance-Free,” Food and Drug Law Institute webinar, June 2015.
  • “What’s Next for Labeling of Plant-Based Substitute [Foods],” speaker, Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2015.
  • "Meaningful Audit Systems,” speaker, FDLI Conference on Safeguarding the Functional Food and Dietary Ingredient Supply Chain, Washington, D.C., September 2013.
  • “Building an Effective Supply Chain and Distribution System,” speaker, 35th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Los Angeles, California, November 2012.

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Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Reading the Tea Leaves for Dietary Supplements – FDA’s Current Enforcement Priorities and Actions,” presenter, FDLI Annual Conference: Exploring Advanced Topics in Food and Drug Law, May 2018.
  • "The Not So Sweet Side of Sugar," presenter, Institute of Food Technologists, Longhorn Section, Dallas, Texas, April 20, 2017.
  • “Menu Labeling – Cheese Fries for 700 Calories, Please,” speaker, 39th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Miami, Florida, November 2016.
  • "Food Labeling and Content Claims: Planning Ahead for the Updated Nutrition Facts Requirements," speaker, Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Conference, Washington, DC., May 2016.
  • "The Revised Nutrition Facts Panel and Update on Labeling of Foods from Genetically Engineered Plants," presenter, Institute of Food Technologists, Longhorn Section, Dallas, Texas, January 2016.
  • "Recent Developments in Food and Drug Law, 2016 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Dealing with Increased Enforcement, Keeping Up-To-Date with FDA Requirements, and Developing Compliance Practices," speaker, Inside the Minds, February 2016.
  • "Highlights of China’s 2015 Food Safety Law,” author, Law360, July 2015.
  • “Cosmetics Claims: Origin and Composition, Natural, and Fragrance-Free,” Food and Drug Law Institute webinar, June 2015.
  • “What’s Next for Labeling of Plant-Based Substitute [Foods],” speaker, Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2015.
  • "Meaningful Audit Systems,” speaker, FDLI Conference on Safeguarding the Functional Food and Dietary Ingredient Supply Chain, Washington, D.C., September 2013.
  • “Building an Effective Supply Chain and Distribution System,” speaker, 35th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Los Angeles, California, November 2012.

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