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Covington & Burling LLP

Healthcare

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What the team is known for

A powerhouse in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry with extensive experience advising on product development, manufacturing and pharmacovigilance. Retained by clients for its proficiency dealing with regulatory bodies including the FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Strengths

One client says: "Covington has real subject matter experts. I always trust their opinion."

"I consider them as front-of-mind candidates for our most challenging and high-stakes enforcement cases," adds another client.

A source says: "The Covington team is unrivaled as the best overall regulatory law group."

Work highlights

Acted for Astellas on its $3 billion acquisition of Audentes Therapeutics, as well as providing ongoing FDA regulatory advice in relation to matters such as drug approvals.

Notable practitioners

Denise Esposito handles a wide range of issues, including the development and promotion of new drugs and digital health products.
"She is extremely knowledgeable on all things relating to FDA law and possesses great judgment and instinct in navigating gray areas." "She is strong on FDA and regulatory work and very reliable." "She is very well regarded."

Krista Hessler Carver maintains a broad FDA regulatory practice that includes advocating for policy changes.
"She has an incredibly detailed and substantive knowledge that she brings to her counseling."

Michael Labson is a preeminent regulatory expert with notable strength in advising on compliance and contentious FDA proceedings. He routinely handles transactions and investigations on behalf of prominent life sciences companies.
"Extremely intelligent and knowledgeable on legal compliance issues relating to regulatory law." "He is very well regarded with a long history as a drug lawyer and is trusted by clients on sophisticated issues."  "Michael Labson is one of the top lawyers in the field."

Peter Safir is a seasoned regulatory practitioner with impressive strength across a range of FDA mandates. His expertise includes enforcement proceedings and investigations.
"He is an excellent regulatory lawyer and very technically savvy." "He has an outstanding reputation."

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Healthcare

Covington & Burling LLP

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Location

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street

NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001-4956

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory


Denise Esposito
Band 2
Krista Hessler Carver
Up and Coming
Michael S Labson
Band 1
Peter O Safir
Senior Statespeople