CRN Hires Assistant General Counsel

Washington, D.C., February 15, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced Megan Olsen has joined the association as the assistant general counsel, reporting to CRN President & CEO Steve Mister.

Ms. Olsen most recently held the position of special counsel for Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. Prior to that position, she spent over two years as senior counsel at the Walgreen Company.

Ms. Olsen’s experience includes advising companies on federal and state consumer protection laws surrounding the marketing, labeling, and distribution of dietary supplements, food, drugs, and other consumer products and services regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In addition, she has extensive knowledge assisting dietary supplement and food companies with product label review, claim substantiation compliance, and marketing dissemination legal adherence. Ms. Olsen also developed client strategies for addressing National Advertising Division (NAD) challenges and defending clients during investigations brought by the FDA, the FTC, and state attorneys general.

“Megan’s insight into the dietary supplement industry’s unique and complex regulatory structure makes her a great addition to the team and an excellent resource for our member companies," said Mr. Mister. "Her broad background counseling other FDA and FTC-regulated industries and her experience at a major retailer provide an additional layer of expertise for CRN that will serve our association and all our member companies well. We're delighted she's joined us."

Ms. Olsen started her legal career at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. She earned her J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C., and received her B.A. in Business Management from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. While earning her J.D., Ms. Olsen held the position of associate editor for the Catholic University Law Review.

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.