McDermott Adds Arnold & Porter Partner as FDA Group Leader


Vernessa Pollard, formerly an FDA enforcement lawyer and partner with another major law firm, joined McDermott to be co-head of the Firm’s Washington-based FDA practice. “The opportunity to combine what I consider to be a traditional but also nontraditional life sciences practice with McDermott’s deep-bench health care expertise and also its global platform is really exciting to me, » Ms. Pollard said of her move. Health practice leader Stephen Bernstein called Ms. Pollard “a gifted leader” and Firm co-chair Peter Sacripanti noted her as “a trusted adviser.”