Regulatory Compliance

FDA Regulatory Counsel has broad knowledge and deep understanding of the statutes, regulations, guidances, policies, enforcement practices and industry standards attached to FDA-regulated products. Our goal is to eliminate unnecessary regulatory burden by providing practical legal guidance.

The FDA regulates 1 of every 4 consumer products sold in the U.S. Each product, and every company involved in bringing them to market, must comply with the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. Failure to do so results in enforcement actions: fines, recalls, remediation, enhanced surveillance and business interruption. Moreover, the Agency regularly inspects regulated companies and products to ensure ongoing compliance, and maintains continuing control over their operations. At FDARC, we say 'regulatory means business' because of the high stakes of healthcare and life science compliance.

FDA Regulatory Counsel has broad knowledge and deep understanding of the statutes, regulations, guidance, policies, enforcement practices and industry standards that affect the development and commercialization of FDA-regulated products. And critically, with decades of experience in Washington, we have a facility with the regulatory environment that is unmatched. We also continuously assess overt and nuanced developments to keep abreast of regulatory and industry trends.​

Our goal is to reduce each client's regulatory burden every step of the way by providing experienced, practical legal guidance. We advise clients of all stages on product approval and commercialization, compliance best practices and response to FDA enforcement actions. We also work directly with FDA inspectors, District Offices, and Silver Spring on inspections, recalls, 483s, warning letters and other potential violations. Drawing on our knowledge of FDA law and long-standing relationship with the Agency, we have been able to resolve client matters in mutually beneficial ways.


Representative Matters

  • Develop and provide strategic legal advice on FDA regulatory pathways to market for medical devices, diagnostics, dietary supplements, aesthetic treatments, cosmetics, food and hemp products.

  • Provide legal counsel regarding FDA and FTC laws, statutes, regulations and guidance on on- and off-label issues, including sales-vertical advertising and labeling requirements as well as medical affairs-vertical promotion and scientific exchange rules.

  • Review client materials and advise on product claims, advertising and labeling statements, online and print promotional materials, IFUs, warnings and substantiation requirements.

  • Counsel clients on post-market compliance including manufacturing and QSR/GMP, reporting, product modifications, complaint handling and field actions.

  • Advise clients and interact with FDA on enforcement matters including recalls, inspections, 483s and responses, warning letters, untitled letters, strict liability, DOJ actions and consent decrees.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective compliance programs, policies, SOPs and training relating to the operations and sales of FDA-regulated products.

  • Identify and analyze risks and mitigation strategies associated with FDA law.

  • Identify and advise on business enhancement opportunities available within regulatory laws. 

  • Support grant funding applications.

  • Provide regulatory counsel to start ups and incubators funded by private equity and angel investors.

  • Perform GC role for industry clients.


  • Oversee regulatory change management in transitioning companies.