Tracy M. Saiki

Tracy M. Saiki

Partner
Location:
Bakersfield, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
661-326-0418
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Partner Tracy Saiki is a founding member of the firm's Agriculture & Food Law Practice Group. Formerly general counsel for Bolthouse Farms, she handles commercial transactions, employment counseling, business disputes, and regulatory compliance issues with special focus on issues unique to the farming, food processing, and food marketing industries.

Tracy is a practical business lawyer who often assists clients in a capacity similar to an in-house general counsel, advising them on a range of strategic legal and business issues. In that capacity, she helps businesses identify and prioritize practical solutions to manage legal risk. She also counsels food marketers, entrepreneurs, and start-ups concerning intellectual property and marketing law issues.

She has experience with most commercial agreements, including agreements involving real estate, intellectual property, transportation, construction, contract labor, and mergers/acquisitions. Tracy also provides her business clients with counseling on labor and employment issues, particularly agricultural labor issues, wage/hour issues, and internal investigations.

She provides advice concerning compliance and enforcement issues related to:
• Food labeling review
• FDA/USDA compliance
• Environmental counseling & enforcement
• Marketing/advertising review
• Transportation issues and disputes
• PACA
• Pesticides/Seeds
• Organic certification

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Food Law/Regulatory Compliance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Partnership and Corporate Law
  • Environmental Compliance

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2007

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 2004
    • Honors: James E. Kent Scholar, 2003-2004 (Designates top 2% of students)
    • Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2001-2003 (Designates top third of students)
    • Law Journal: Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Managing Editor, 2002 - 2004
  • University of California, Davis
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2000
    • Honors: Regents Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present

Professional Experience

  • Campbell Soup Company, 2012-2016
  • Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc., 2010-2012 , General Counsel
  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2007-2010
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, 2004-2007