Awards & Recognition
September 16, 2015
Congratulations to our Shareholder Stuart Pape for earning the President's Award from the Natural Products Association. The award will be presented to Pape for making a contribution to the natural products industry.

"This is an exciting, always evolving industry and I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Pape. “We don’t participate for the honors but when it happens, it is deeply rewarding.”

With extensive knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and food and drug safety regulatory bodies worldwide,  Pape leads Polsinelli’s FDA Practice. His practice focuses on FDA and USDA matters and related  government policy,  lobbying, government investigations and compliance. His depth of industry experience spans from food, life sciences and agriculture, to health care, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing/consumer products. Pape has represented a wide array of clients that deal with the FDA regulatory scheme such as food and drug companies, major food industry trade associations, dietary supplement companies and conventional food manufacturers.

Pape earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1973 after completing his B.A. from the University of Virginia. He holds bar jurisdictions in the District of Columbia, Virginia and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served on the Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Law Institute and World Food Regulation Review, and was a part of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law. Pape is a past recipient of the FDA Commendable Service Award.

Pape is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:
  • FDA rule and procedures
  • Food Safety Issues generally and the Food Safety Modernization Act, specifically
  • Pharmaceutical regulation issues