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Ilana joined Marler Clark in May 2019, after graduating from the University of Florida with her bachelor’s degree in food science. She maintained her role at Marler Clark while pursuing her law degree at Seattle University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2022. Presently, as an attorney at Marler Clark, her responsibilities encompass drafting pleadings, motions, and demand letters, overseeing discovery processes, handling litigation, and conducting extensive research on diverse legal and scientific matters across numerous cases undertaken by the firm. Ilana has previous experience as a public affairs intern at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is originally from Nice in the south of France. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and hiking.


During my time at Marler Clark, I have had the chance to witness and work on some of the most tragic and profoundly disturbing foodborne illness outbreaks our firm has encountered. 

Here are a few of the recent, particularly alarming outbreaks—some of which I had extensive

Continue Reading The Litigated Dish: Recounting the most startling recent foodborne illness outbreaks

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) presented an installment of its Virtual National Policy Conference series, titled “A New Day at USDA for Food Safety?” on Tuesday.

Speakers included Dr. Patricia Griffin, chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sarah Sorscher,
Continue Reading Stakeholders reaffirm need for more modern meat and poultry policies

A performance standard is a metric that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service uses to evaluate the potential presence of pathogens on FSIS-regulated products, including meat and poultry. The Salmonella performance standards apply to an establishment’s overall process control, not to individual products.

Source: Federal Register
Continue Reading USDA’s Salmonella standards for raw ground beef may change in 2020