Venable Finds Unique Marketing Opportunity at Annual Food Show

March 8, 2012 – In The News
New York Law Journal

Sandwiched between the pastry and the cappuccino booths, and down the aisle from the grilled seafood demonstration, attorneys from Venable reached out to attendees at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York this week in what they said was an effort to increase the firm's visibility, find business leads and learn more about the issues in their clients' business.

Venable lawyers also hosted a March 4 seminar on immigration issues in the restaurant business. A few days later, Fox Rothschild lawyer Carolyn Richmond partnered with Lisa Friel, formerly with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, for a discussion on how restaurants can avoid sexual harassment charges.

For Ms. Richmond, who has attended this annual trade show for most of the last 10 years, the main value is learning more about the industry, she said.

It's a "plus to see what some of the trends are and helps you as a practitioner to be better informed of what's going on in the industry," said Ms. Richmond, a board member of the New York City chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association.