Vernessa T. Pollard advises companies on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and policy matters involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health information technology (HIT) and digital health solutions, services and software. She advises companies and investors on regulatory and compliance issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and other transactions involving Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated products. She also counsels manufacturers, distributors and retailers on regulatory and compliance issues related to food and cosmetic marketing and safety.

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Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Regulatory

  • Advised manufacturers on device classification issues, adverse event reporting, premarket strategy and cGMP/QSR requirements for medical devices including, prosthetic and orthotic devices, cardiac monitors, lasers and glucometers

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  • Chambers USA 2014 to 2018, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (District of Columbia)
  • LMG Life Sciences, Regulatory Attorney of the Year: FDA Medical Devices, 2018
  • LMG Life Sciences, Life Science Star 2015 to 2016, 2018

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  • American Health Lawyers Association, FDA Regulatory Affinity Group, chair (2014 to 2015)
  • American Health Lawyers Association, FDA Regulatory Subcommittee, Life Sciences Committee, chair (2014 to 2017)

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Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 1999
Howard University, BA, cum laude, 1996

District of Columbia
New Jersey