FoodLegal specialises in food law consultancy, compliance risk management, certification of product compliance integrity for food and beverage products and other allied products. Our team of lawyers and consultants represent food manufacturers, importers, distributors, brand marketers, retailers, industry associations and groups. We also work with clients from allied fields such as complementary medicines, life sciences, agribusiness and farmer-producers.

FoodLegal is a member of the Food Lawyers Network (FLN), which is is a global network that unites some of the best lawyers in the food law sector. Cooperating in FLN helps to deliver best in class services in an interconnected world.

Meet The Team

FoodLegal specialists in food law consultancy.


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Joe LedermanExecutive Chairman & Managing Principal

Joe Lederman is the founder, Executive Chairman and Managing Principal of FoodLegal.

Jenny AwadCo-Principal

Jenny leads the Consulting Team and provides risk assessments, strategic advice and practical recommendations relating to regulatory compliance, new product development, marketing, and crisis management.

John ThisgaardCo-Principal

John provides regulatory compliance advice to food companies, and understands the commercial and practical context underpinning the needs and decisions of food companies.

Jackie LibermanCompliance Manager

Jackie manages FoodLegal’s highly skilled Compliance Team. She has extensive experience in Product Development, Quality and Regulatory Compliance, assisting companies on a global scale.

Sharon PhillipsDigital Platform Leader

Sharon manages the digital platforms across the compliance and risk assessment functions for Retailers and Suppliers within the food industry.

Blake WeinbergerLawyer

Blake provides advice on various regulatory compliance and marketing issues to support businesses in finding practical solutions. He also is a regular contributor to our FoodLegal Bulletin and FoodLegal InHouse platform.

Pauline DumontSenior Compliance Consultant

Pauline is a Senior Compliance Consultant with extensive regulatory knowledge. She also has a global background in dairy, nutrition and scientific communication.

Zac TollanSenior Compliance Consultant

Zac is a Senior Compliance Consultant. His experience and broad knowledge enables him to provide detailed advice across a variety of product categories for both Australia and New Zealand.

Emma KochskamperSenior Compliance Consultant

Emma is a Senior Compliance Consultant with significant experience in the food industry. She specialises in assisting retailers and manufacturers achieve product and label compliance.

Brianna LobleyCompliance Consultant

In her role as Compliance Consultant, Brianna works with both suppliers and retailers, providing streamlined regulatory and compliance advice.

Helen LuuCompliance Consultant

Helen is a highly qualified Compliance Consultant. She brings to her role experience as a product technologist within Private Label, working with local and international manufacturers.

Mikaela PeelCompliance Consultant

Mikaela is a highly skilled Compliance Consultant with a background in Nutrition. She has a wealth of experience with retailers and manufacturers in both Quality and Regulatory Compliance.

Emily WillcockCompliance Consultant

Emily's experience working with a large range of food manufacturers allows her to assist retailers and suppliers in achieving regulatory compliance, in her role as Compliance Consultant.

Jordan DaySoftware Developer

Jordan is part of our digtal team focusing on development, testing and support for the FoodLegal Digital Platforms.

Elisa SilvermanFoodLegal Community Leader

Elisa manages and curates the FoodLegal Community. A seasoned facilitator in the digital space, Elisa manages and curates the FoodLegal Community, including our training courses and subscriptions.