Rakesh M. Amin is a Partner at Amin Talati. Mr. Amin practices Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Customs, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and related regulatory and litigation matters. Mr. Amin regularly provides legal counsel regarding food, dietary supplement, drug, cosmetic and medical device laws, including pre/post marketing requirements, GRAS and NDI issues, otc-drug monograph and homeopathic listings, labeling, advertising, good manufacturing practices, inspections, import detentions, warning letters, 483s and recalls. Related to his FTC practice, Mr. Amin helps companies defend consumer false advertising class actions and respond to National Advertising Division (NAD) inquiries.
Mr. Amin also practices heavily in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. His practice includes the searching, procurement, maintenance, licensing and litigation related to patents and trademarks, including counseling related to freedom-to-operate and patent invalidity opinions. Mr. Amin litigates IP infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract matters in federal courts throughout the country.
Mr. Amin lastly helps companies draft and negotiate various types of contracts including supplier, distributor, contract manufacturing and media-related agreements.
L.L.M, Health Law, Depaul University College of Law
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
B.S., Ferris State University College of Pharmacy - Registered Pharmacist
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Food, Drug and Consumer Product Committee
American Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Food and Drug Law Institute
Consultants Association for the Natural Products Industry
National Nutritional Foods Association
Citizens for Health
American Herbal Products Association
The Food and Drug Law Institute
Natural Products Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Board of Directors, Nourish America - 2011 to Present
Board of Directors, Organic School Project - 2004 to 2007
Depaul University College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Food and Drug Law - 2003