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Collins, McDonald and Gann, P.C. Announces New Hire

Katie Weitzman Joins the Firm’s Growing Dietary Supplement Practice Group

Katie Weitzman Joins the Firm’s Growing Dietary Supplement Practice Group
Katie Weitzman Joins the Firm’s Growing Dietary Supplement Practice Group
Oct. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C., has announced that Katie Weitzman of Brooklyn, NY, has joined the firm.  Weitzman joins the firm’s growing bi-coastal dietary supplement practice group, which has offices in Mineola, New York and Los Angeles, California, and serves the needs of clients in the health, fitness and nutritional supplement communities.

Weitzman will be working with Alan Feldstein, Of Counsel to the firm, who spearheads the firm’s dietary supplement practice from Los Angeles, and with Rick Collins, who co-founded the firm’s dietary supplement division with Feldstein more than a decade ago.  She will be focusing her efforts on the firm’s sports nutrition and dietary supplement clients, where she will be providing counsel on a wide variety of legal issues.  In addition, she will play an instrumental role in helping to continue to build the practice group as the firm further expands into legal counsel for the functional food and beverage industry.

“Katie brings a unique combination of skills and experience to this position that will be of tremendous value both to our current clients as well as to other companies in the dietary supplement and functional food industries that can benefit from her insight into product marketing and claims substantiation,” says Feldstein, whose expertise in advertising and marketing law is widely recognized.  Collins agrees, “Her expertise in this complex area of the law, combined with her strong background in journalism and marketing, will enable her to provide our clients with exactly the type of legal counsel that is needed during these challenging times in the industry.”

A cum laude graduate of the Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law (which she attended on an honors scholarship), Weitzman also holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has been published in a number of diverse magazines.  She has previously interned at the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Manhattan and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, as well as served as a judicial intern for the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Weitzman is a member of the Consumer Affairs Committee at the New York City Bar Association and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section at the New York State Bar Association.  In addition, she has served as a member of the Hofstra Intellectual Property Law Association, the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP), the Hofstra Law Professionalism and Career Development Advisory Council and the Hofstra Law Student Ambassador Program.

For more information about the dietary supplement practice group at Collins, McDonald & Gann, visit www.supplementcounsel.com, or call 516-294-0300.

About Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C.

Collins, McDonald & Gann (CMG) is a New York based law firm awarded the very highest accolades for legal abilities and general ethical standards (AV-rated) from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory of lawyers. The firm, which concentrates in criminal law, dietary supplement law and steroid law, is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

The dietary supplement practice group at Collins, McDonald & Gann is dedicated to helping clients in the health, fitness and nutritional supplement communities.  With recognized authorities in sports performance supplements and regulatory, advertising and marketing law, CMG offers a powerful bi-coastal team providing a variety of legal services to a wide range of companies, from start-ups to long-established members of industry.  Firm partner Rick Collins, Esq. is nationally recognized as a legal authority on sports nutrition and performance-enhancing substances, while Los Angeles lawyer Alan Feldstein, Esq., Of Counsel to the firm, has extensive experience with marketing and dietary supplement law.

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Source:Collins, McDonald and Gann, PC
Location:Long Island - New York - United States
Industry:Legal, Health
Tags:Supplement Industry, Katie Weitzman, Rick Collins, Law, Counsel
Last Updated:Oct 19, 2012
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