From the date of its filing, the POM v. Coke case has caught the eye of food law watchers and the media alike. Centered on a dispute about a juice drink label, the case raised new questions about the role of the Food and Drug Administration's labeling requirements in preventing misleading consumer information, and the interplay between federal regulation and private enforcement.

This event brings two of the nation’s most experienced Supreme Court litigators to UCLA to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling, which is considered to be one of the most significant in food law in recent years.


  • Seana Shiffrin | Professor of Philosophy, UCLA; Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice; Faculty Director, Law and Philosophy Program, UCLA School of Law


  • Thomas Goldstein | Partner, Goldstein & Russell P.C.
  • Andrew Pincus | Partner, Mayer Brown

Tom Goldstein is one of the nation’s most experienced Supreme Court practitioners, having served as counsel to the petitioner or respondent in roughly 10% of all of the Court’s merits cases for the past 15 years (approximately 100 in total), personally arguing 31. He is also the co-founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog – a web-site devoted to comprehensive coverage of the Court –the only weblog ever to receive the Peabody Award.

Andrew Pincus has argued 23 cases in the Supreme Court, including AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011). A former Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice and General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce, Andy also co-founded and serves as co-director of the Yale Law School's Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic.

This event is co-hosted by the Food Law Society.

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to by Wednesday, October 1st, 5pm.