Lewis Retik is the leader of the Advertising & Product Regulatory Group, leader of the Food & Beverage Group, and co-leader of the Cannabis Group at Gowling WLG. As a partner in the firm's Ottawa office, he practises primarily in the area of regulatory and commercial law. Lewis’ practice focuses on regulated and unregulated products, including product distribution, manufacturing, advertising, packaging and labeling, and regulatory licensing. Lewis has extensive experience working in a variety of specialized industries, including food, natural health product, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical. Lewis also addresses regulatory compliance and commercial issues that relate to multi-level marketing, direct selling, consumer protection, and products that use the radio frequency spectrum. He is often responsible for working with clients to develop marketing strategies and packaging and advertising designs that are both consumer friendly and compliant. Lewis also provides advice to companies with regulatory compliance issues and the status of their products. In addressing client issues, Lewis regularly interacts with senior officials of government within such departments as Industry Canada, Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Environment Canada.
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Advertising & Marketing Law