Speaker Profile

Penelope J Barnett
Associate General Counsel, Food Law/Product Compliance / The Dannon Company, Inc.

Penelope J. Barnett (Associate General Counsel) is a member of the Danone North America legal department and serves as lead counsel for U.S. Advertising, Regulatory and Intellectual Property matters.  Among Penelope’s responsibilities are managing a team of lawyers and legal professionals who provide legal and regulatory advice on Danone’s food and water portfolio. Prior to joining Danone, Penelope spent 7 years in a similar role at Pernod Ricard USA and prior to that managed litigation and commercial matters at Altria Management Corporation (Philip Morris USA), GE-Consumer Finance and the New York City Bar Association. Penelope is also a member the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, an organization that provides legal representation to low income individuals and families. She earned a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law.