Veleka Peeples-Dyer is an experienced lawyer with an extensive background in the life sciences industry, advising pharmaceutical, biotechnology, technology and medical device companies on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory and global compliance matters. She counsels global and domestic manufacturers and developers on regulatory and compliance matters throughout the product lifecycle, including clinical trials and current good clinical practices (GCP), product approval and launch, post-marketing, pharmacovigilance, manufacturing, supply, and technical operations-related matters, and current good manufacturing practices (GMP), due diligence, licensing and FDA inspections, compliance and enforcement actions, including 483s and Warning Letters. She is the co-leader of McDermott’s Food, Drug & Medical Device Regulatory Practice.

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  • Assisted global companies with the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs, including various policies and procedures to support the development and commercialization of drugs and combination products
  • Advised a major global products manufacturer on FDA regulatory strategy for innovative software and hardware solutions for a range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications

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  • Savoy Magazine, “Most Influential Women in Corporate America,” 2019
  • Savoy Magazine, “Most Influential Black Lawyers,” 2018
  • LMG Life Sciences, Life Science Star, 2018


  • American Health Lawyers Association, member
  • Women in Bio, member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, member


University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 1996
Hampton University, BA, high honors, 1992

District of Columbia
South Carolina

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Veleka Peeples-Dyer

Insights & Events / Media

Podcasts / June 26, 2019

On the Subject / March 18, 2019

Special Report / January 7, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / October 17, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / June 6, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / June 3, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / April 23-25, 2018

Special Report / January 11, 2018

Shanghai, China / McDermott Event / November 16, 2017