Overview


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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Results


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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Recognition


  • Chambers USA 2014 to 2019, 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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Community


  • 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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Credentials


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

Admissions
District of Columbia
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Vernessa T. Pollard

Insights & Events / Media

San Francisco, CA / McDermott Event / July 18, 2019

Podcasts / June 26, 2019

Washington, DC / Speaking Engagements / April 30, 2019

On the Subject / March 18, 2019

Special Report / January 7, 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / September 12, 2018

On the Subject / June 15, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / May 3-4, 2018

Shanghai, China / McDermott Event / November 16, 2017

A Practical Guide to FDA’s Food and Drug Law and Regulation / September 2017

Food and Drug Law Institute / August 2017

Menlo Park, California / Speaking Engagements / July 24, 2017

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