Tony Pavel

Perfect Day


Tony Pavel serves as Deputy General Counsel, Global Food Law at Perfect Day , a consumer biology company on a mission to create a kinder, greener tomorrow by developing new ways to make the foods you love today — starting in the dairy aisle. In his role, he oversees regulatory legal matters for Perfect Day, bringing his food law experience to a significant period of growth for the company. 

Tony brings over 20 years of experience as a counselor to the food industry and has handled a broad range of issues including obtaining the authorization of new food ingredients, complying with manufacturing requirements, labeling and advertising, and regulatory compliance in the global supply chain. Tony has been named one of the leading food lawyers in the US by Chambers and Partners, and Law360, as well as Top Corporate Counsel by DCA Live 

Prior to joining Perfect Day, Tony led the Global Food Law Team at Cargill, Incorporated, a global food, agriculture, financial and industrial products provider. Tony was responsible for food law across Cargill’s global businesses, including partnering with the QA function for Food Safety Modernization Act implementation at Cargill’s domestic and global manufacturing facilities; R&D ingredient approval strategy; M&A/JV regulatory diligence implementation and execution; labeling, advertising, and communications compliance; as well as advising the Government Relations function on food regulatory matters. 

Prior to Cargill, Tony served as the Deputy Chair of the FDA Practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, a leading global law firm working with a broad range of food, feed and agricultural technology companies. In addition, Tony served as the General Counsel and Secretary to the Enzyme Technical Association. Tony has also served on a number of advisory boards including the World Food Law Institute, the Food Protection and Defense Institute, and as the past Chair of the Institute of Food Technologists Food Laws and Regulations Division. 

Tony received his Honors degree in Zoology from the University of Western Ontario, and Law degree from Loyola University Chicago.  He is passionate about the future of animal-free dairy and its vision of building a more equitable, resilient, and diverse food system for all of us.