ProfileMichele Simon has 20 years of experience in food and beverage law and policy. Through her book, articles, and reports, she has written extensively about food and alcohol politics, litigation, and a wide range of food and beverage advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Michele is executive director of the Plant Based Foods Association, a trade group representing the nation's leading plant-based foods companies. She also offers legal advice on federal regulatory compliance for labeling and marketing, among other services to food companies. In addition to her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Michele has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She is admitted to practice law in California, working "of counsel" to Handel Food Law.