HP&M is Pleased to Welcome Gail Javitt to the Firm as a Director

January 24, 2020

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. (“HP&M”) is pleased to announce that Gail Javitt has become its newest Director.   Many leading companies have turned to Gail for her deep knowledge, skills, experience and thought leadership on the complex regulatory issues they face while looking to innovate and comply with existing and emerging FDA regulations.

As a Director at HP&M, Gail will provide strategic FDA regulatory advice for leading medical device, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, biological products, human cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) throughout the product lifecycle. Gail has successfully resolved disputes for these types of entities both at the pre-and post-market stages. She also has significant experience advising clinical laboratories on FDA and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements for laboratory developed tests.

In addition, Gail has published and spoken widely on issues at the intersection of law, science, ethics and policy, including FDA regulation of clinical trials, genetic testing, precision medicine and next generation sequencing.  Early in her career, Gail worked at the Genetics and Public Policy Center (part of Johns Hopkins University), as a law and policy director.  In this role, she was responsible for developing policy options to guide the development and use of reproductive and other genetic technologies.

Gail’s academic experience has included serving as a faculty member at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law.  She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School; her Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A., phi beta kappa, magna cum laude, from Columbia College.

“Joining a firm known specifically for its intentional focus on the FDA and the needs of the health care and life sciences industry is important to me because of the exceptional resources that they can offer its clients. Combining my experience with the firm’s exceptional bench is an exciting opportunity, and I look forward to the many collaborative successes we will achieve together,” said Ms. Javitt.

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