Luke is an experienced litigator and has represented agricultural retailers, distributors and manufacturers in a broad spectrum of legal challenges, including product liability, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) compliance, and pesticide drift cases. His practical experience operating a family farm and his extensive education in agronomy give him a 360-degree perspective on the issues impacting food and agribusiness clients and inform his empathetic approach to client service.
Luke interprets and applies FDA COVID-19 guidance and policies to ensure that clients are able to safely and expeditiously develop products to assist with the public health emergency. He also has experience dealing with emergency use authorizations (EUAs) regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing. Luke leverages his conversance with the FDA’s Drug Registration and Listing System (DRLS) to assist clients with the registration and listing of hand sanitizer as an OTC drug and ethanol as an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Luke worked for another international law firm in Denver, handling agribusiness and commercial litigation matters. He also gained federal jury trial experience, second-chairing a pro bono civil rights case involving a prisoner.
Prior to attending law school, Luke held the rank of captain in the United States Air Force as a senior director on board the E-3 AWACS aircraft. He deployed multiple times during his active duty service, including flying combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector, as well as counter-narcoterrorism missions in South America. He was also stationed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for a year, flying with and training the Royal Saudi Air Force.