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Washington, DC
Codi Coulter
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Codi Walton advises domestic and foreign clients on regulatory requirements for food, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, food additives, and animal feed under federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations. She counsels clients on food and allergen labeling, as well as food safety and advertising compliance. Codi also helps clients navigate import issues regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and assists companies in gaining the release of detained products.

With a degree in Agricultural Communications and a concentration in Environmental Law, Codi has a unique perspective with respect to scientific issues related to legal and regulatory requirements governing food and environmental issues. She held several communications positions before law school in the agricultural industry, as well as for a strategic marketing agency working for a federal government client. During law school, Codi served as a member of the editorial staff for the Journal of Business & Technology Law. She was also the President of the Food Law Society, as well as a member of the Environmental Law Society. 

Additionally, while in law school Codi served as a legal intern for an initiative aimed at finding viable solutions to a variety of complex environmental, agricultural, and forestry-related issues. These experiences position her to assist clients with the technical aspects of food and drug law matters.

Representative Matters

  • Reviewed clients’ food labeling and promotional materials and provided advice regarding appropriate, common, or usual names, ingredient declarations, nutrition labeling, allergen labeling, nutrient content claims, structure function claims, and other marketing claims
  • Provided guidance on compliance with applicable Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements, such as Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC), and assisted importers with Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirements
  • Assisted foreign food manufacturer in navigating import alert status and obtaining release of product for sale in the United States 
  • Assessed regulatory status of dietary supplement ingredients 


Texas Tech University, B.S., 2014
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 2023