This week on Chitra Ragavan’s podcast “When it Mattered,” food safety lawyer Bill Marler tells the story of how he went from a teenage runaway trying his hand at migrant work to became one of the most powerful food safety lawyers in the world.

The episode not only covers Marler’s rise in the food safety world, but also current events, including how the food industry is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“When It Mattered” is a weekly podcast series that focuses on the power of narrative and storytelling. Through in-depth interviews, it explores how adversity can turn people into pioneers during extraordinary moments in their lives, resulting in radical transformation and innovation. 

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Editor’s note: Bill Marler is a founding partner of Marler Clark LLC in Seattle and publisher of Food Safety News.

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