Living With Food Allergies

Upcoming Webinars on Food Allergy Topics

Current Topics in Food Allergy Law
December 1, 2015 at 1 pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific


Attorney, author and food allergy advocate Laurel Francoeur, Esq. and fellow attorneys Mary Vargas, Esq. and Homa Woodrum, Esq., started Allergy Law Project in 2014. They wanted a blog with correct information about legal issues, food allergies and disabilities. All three are parents of children with food allergies.

The three lawyers will share their legal perspective about how life with food allergies affects:

  • Places of public accommodation
  • Restaurants and travel
  • Schools

We will record this webinar. If you cannot attend the live event, we will email you a link to the recording a few days after the event.

You may submit your questions in advance on the registration form.

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We thank Sanofi for providing an unrestricted sponsorship of this webinar.

About Our Speakers

Laurel Francoeur is a graduate of Suffolk Law School and co-founder of Francoeur Allergy Law, an online source for food allergy tools. Francoeur has drafted legislation in Massachusetts, where she is based, which now gives students easier access to life-saving medication. She has also testified at the state and federal level about food allergy issues. Francoeur is the author of “How to Advocate for Your Food Allergic Child: A Manual for Getting What Your Child Needs at School” and co-author of the “Preschool Food Allergy Handbook.”

Mary Vargas is a founding partner of the law firm Stein & Vargas, LLP, based in Frederick, Maryland. As a federal litigator focusing on disability discrimination cases, Vargas engages in nationwide, impact litigation to create access and enforce the rights promised to individuals with disabilities pursuant to federal law. Vargas has successfully argued Section 504 and ADA cases before the United States Courts of Appeals and in federal courts throughout the United States. Vargas is a 1998 Skadden Fellow and a 1994 Truman Scholar with a law degree from the University of Connecticut and an honors degree in deaf education from the College of New Jersey.

Homa Woodrum is the owner of the law firm Woodrum Law LLC, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her practice is largely made up of elder law (exploitation issues), minor and adult guardianship cases, probate matters and estate planning. Woodrum received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ William S. Boyd School of Law. She is 4.8/5 AV Peer Review Rated via Martindale Hubbell and was named a 2014 “Top” Lawyer in Southern Nevada (Guardianship) by KNPR’s Desert Companion Magazine. She recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to assist with lobbying efforts related to requiring mandatory disclosure of sesame in foods.

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