CropLife America Hires Doreen Manchester as Deputy General Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America (CLA), announced that Doreen L. Manchester joined CLA as deputy general counsel on Nov. 29. As deputy, Ms. Manchester will contribute to CLA’s legal voice in representing the industry on proposed government action, and help lead federal and state litigation to support pesticide regulatory issues.

“Doreen has profound experience in both regulatory counseling and litigation,” Vroom stated. “Her background working with the FDA, advertising and labeling law, has brought necessary value and varied know-how to our legal department, which will allow us to continue defending the industry and our members. Doreen brings skills to CLA that will continue to support our mission of meeting the needs of our members and the American farmer.”

Before coming to CLA, Ms. Manchester was a member of Venable LLP’s Regulatory Group, where she represented a wide variety of clients including manufacturers of various food,  dietary supplements, and medical devices, as well as an edible oil trade association. Before Venable, she spent 14 years at Dickstein Shapiro LLP as an associate and counsel in the Litigation and State Attorneys General practice groups. Ms. Manchester has considerable experience representing clients in civil litigation, antitrust litigation, state attorney general and other governmental investigations. Ms. Manchester spent a significant amount of time crafting and providing regulatory counseling and litigation support in advertising and labeling content matters, advertising claims and other issues.

At CLA, Manchester will report to Rachel Lattimore, senior vice president and general counsel. Ms. Lattimore stated, “We are glad to have Doreen on board with us as a key member of CLA’s legal team. Her background will complement our current staff and provide even more effective engagement in the legal challenges related to  EPA’s regulation of crop protection products.”

Michael Leary