Sandra D. Morar


“Successfully assisting consumer products companies and their advisors begins with strategies for achieving product innovation and legal acceptance, moves on to safe production protocols, effective sales and marketing campaigns and, when required, crisis management and tactical damage control.”

Sandra focuses on consumer product issues, which includes product development within regulatory guidelines, product safety, marketing, insurance and distribution.  Compliance with the multiple rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act and the cannabis laws under the 2018 Farm Bill and USDA Rules are at the top of her current services list.  Sandra has successfully led clients through the rigorous regulatory and public communications maze attendant to bringing a new product to market and for product recalls, competitive challenges, and threatened government actions. Proactive efforts such as petitioning the government for regulatory change, interfacing with consumer advocates, and working closely with industry and scientific organizations to enhance her clients’ ability to market and distribute safe and innovative products are part of the legal services she offers. Sandra represents clients worldwide and across all consumer product categories, with a specialty in the food (human and pet), dietary supplement and beauty industries, interfacing with the FDA, USDA, Consumer Product Safety Division, the FTC, Office of Inspector General and EPA, as well as state and local agencies.

Sandra also assists a cross section of businesses in navigating the complex state and federal laws controlling marketing claims, sweepstakes, with a special emphasis on complex cutting edge marketing issues. Defending against plaintiffs’ lawyers frivolous consumer lawsuits is a real passion. Contract negotiating and implementation for service providers, negotiating with insurance companies, and traditional distribution and supply chain contracts for consumer goods, are also included in her practice.

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Practice Areas
(402) 341-3070
Professional Background
Admitted

Nebraska, 1988

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1988

Education

Creighton University School of Law J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1988

Creighton University B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1984

Accomplishments

Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honorary Society

Editor-in-Chief, 1987-88, Creighton Law Review

Co-Author: “Nutritional Claims for Functional Foods & Supplements”, Toxicology 221 (2006) 44-49; Second Edition 2013

Author: “The Business of an Advertising Lawyer” chapter, Aspatore Books (2006)

Author: “A General Overview for New Food Attorneys” chapter, Aspatore Books (2006)

Guest Lecturer, New York University; Communication Ethics, Law and Regulatory, Spring 2008.

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Grocery Manufacturers of America, Legal and Health & Nutrition Committees

International Food Information Council, Food Safety Committee

Advisory Board of the Nebraska and Iowa Chamber of Commerce Kitchen Council