Leveraging political, administrative and judicial remedies on behalf of clients to successfully respond to administrative actions.
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Administrative Actions

What We Do

When clients are faced with administrative challenges – from sudden product bans to proposed administrative rulemakings negatively affecting a client’s interests – they turn to KalikLewin to quickly navigate the bureaucratic and political avenues to overcoming those challenges. KalikLewin’s legal expertise and extensive experience coordinating responses within the Executive and Legislative branches uniquely position the firm to take immediate action on behalf of clients facing product bans, administrative investigations, negative rulemakings and other bureaucratic roadblocks to bringing their products to market. KalikLewin uses those same tools, combined with the principals’ own business experience, to counsel clients on long-term strategic solutions to avoiding administrative barriers.

How We Help Clients

KalikLewin leverages its many years of experience working with administrative agencies, developing political strategies with federal and state legislatures and litigating against the government When clients are faced with administrative emergencies, KalikLewin’s professionals immediately begin pursuit of solutions through administrative processes, while, when appropriate, simultaneously bringing clients’ concerns directly to the legislators and high-level officials in positions to immediately influence administrative action.

Representative Achievements

  • Counseled large Brazilian orange juice producer in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on imports of Brazilian orange juice containing detectable levels of the fungicide carbendazim, leading to the company’s removal from the Administration’s Import Alert (January 2012).
  • Representing multiple producers of flavored malt beverage products in successfully negotiating scope of discovery requests, production deadlines and confidential treatment of responses in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and multiple State Attorney Generals (2011-2012).
  • Successfully achieved the withdrawal of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s proposed regulatory amendment prohibiting the substitution of domestic merchandise on which no tax is paid under the Internal Revenue Code for imported merchandise for purposes of claims for drawback of tax under the customs laws and regulations, saving clients millions of dollars in drawback rights (75 Fed. Reg. 9359) (March 2, 2010).
  • Successfully achieved the withdrawal of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s proposed rulemaking amending the definitions of “cigarette” and “cigar” when the amendment would have effectively ended client’s business (71 Fed. Reg. 62506). March 2007.