Veronica Colas

Veronica Colas

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email veronica.colas@​

Phone +1 202 637 6937

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Veronica Colas counsels clients on the regulations and policy issues affecting food companies from farm to table. She represents all segments of the food industry, including manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and food service companies, as well as their trade associations.

Using her keen awareness of today's litigation environment, Veronica helps develop new products, label claims, advertising materials, and promotional campaigns. She has a deep understanding of both current and forthcoming food labeling and production requirements ranging from nutrition and menu labeling, to the regulatory issues surrounding genetically engineered foods and organic food production.

Veronica provides clear advice and practical solutions for compliance with labeling, advertising, and safety regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has significant experience in helping clients navigate regulatory enforcement challenges, such as Warning Letters, import detentions, and investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Congress, and state Attorneys General. Veronica works closely with trade associations and food companies to craft comments and develop strategies in response to public policy issues such as agency rulemaking. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to industry publications.

Awards and recognitions


Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation, Associates to watch (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Food & Drugs (Washington, D.C.), Rising Star
Super Lawyers

August 2012

Pro Bono Attorney of the Month
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2011

B.A., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Virginia (inactive)

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