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Allison B. Condra

Alli Condra concentrates her practice on legal, regulatory, business, and policy issues facing the food, beverage, and restaurant industries.

She represents clients in matters with the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture, as well as state- and local-level food and agriculture agencies, specifically as it relates to food safety and food labeling issues.

Alli recently completed a fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first clinic of its kind in the nation, where she provided legal and policy counsel to nonprofits and government agencies seeking to increase access to healthy foods and assist producers in accessing local and regional markets. In that capacity, she advised on a wide range of issues, including the Food Safety Modernization Act, cottage food laws, agricultural labor laws, local procurement, urban agriculture, mobile food vending, and food policy advocacy.

Practice Highlights

Food Safety
  • Advise clients in understanding and complying with food safety regulations, including the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Counsel clients regarding food safety concerns and recalls

Food Labeling and Claims
  • Review food labels and labeling to advise clients on compliance with federal, state, and local labeling laws
  • Evaluate dietary supplement labels to ensure compliance with regulations
  • Assist clients in complying with menu labeling regulations
  • Assess liability for claims made about food products on client websites
  • Advise clients on compliance with Vermont’s new GMO labeling

Alcohol Regulatory
  • Advise clients on regulatory issues surrounding advertising and promotional activities in multiple states
  • Assist clients who are not traditionally in the alcohol space determine how they can incorporate alcohol into events on their premises

Other Highlights
  • Advise clients regarding federal Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) issues
  • Draft and revise agreements on plant variety licensing issues related to the federal Plant Varieties Protection Act (PVPA)
  • Draft food donation agreements and advise clients on liability surrounding food donation
  • Advise clients on regulatory issues involved in alternative food delivery models
  • Review FDA compliance issues in merger and acquisition transactions
  • Draft and review contracts, including supply chain contracts
  • Assist clients with trademark enforcement

Additional Qualifications

  • Senior Clinical Fellow, 2014-2015; Clinical Fellow, 2012-2014 – Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Contributor,, 2011-2012
  • Research Assistant, Professor Neil Hamilton, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2010-2011
  • Intern, Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Environmental and Farm Division, Des Moines, Iowa, 2010
  • Policy Consultant, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Des Moines, Iowa, 2010
  • Legislative Intern, OFW Law, Washington, D.C., 2009

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Portland Farmers Market
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New England Farmers Union
  • Vice-President and Board Member, Farm Commons

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Top Authors" in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2016
Recognized as a "Top Author" by JD Supra