Jennifer M. Thomas Director 202-737-4291
Jennifer M. Thomas

Overview

Jennifer M. Thomas advises clients who are subject to government investigations or enforcement actions, and represents clients in civil and criminal litigation. As part of her practice, Ms. Thomas assists drug, medical device, food, dietary supplement, and cosmetic companies in managing responses to warning letters, subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and proposed consent decrees. She also advises clients on a range of FDA, FTC, and CPSC regulatory issues, including advertising and promotion, and represents clients before the National Advertising Division (NAD) and the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP).

Ms. Thomas has worked in private practice in the food, cosmetic, drug, medical device, and advertising fields since 2007. She joined Hyman, Phelps & McNamara P.C. in 2011. While in law school, Ms. Thomas participated in the Institute for Public Representation’s First Amendment and Media Law Project, and interned for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Industries

Education & Admissions

Education

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., summa cum laude, German and Political Science, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Admissions

District of Columbia
Virginia

Experience

  • Successfully challenged FDA under the Administrative Procedure Act based on an arbitrary and capricious product classification decision.
  • Defended a large medical device company in a civil False Claims Act case and parallel criminal investigation.
  • Helped a medical device company respond to a HIPAA subpoena.
  • Assisted a dietary supplement company with its response to a civil investigative demand requiring the production of advertising substantiation.

Honors & Awards

DC Super Lawyer Rising Stars 2015

Education

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., summa cum laude, German and Political Science, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Admissions

District of Columbia
Virginia

Practice Areas
Industries
FDA Regulatory Categories