FDAAA's Hail to the Chief Counsels and Their Deputies a Resounding Success
On the rainy evening of December 6, 2016, more than 130 FDAAA members and their guests gathered at the shiny, new offices of Arnold & Porter to pay tribute to of FDA Chief Counsels and their deputies who had served over the past 45 years.
The event was attended by a diverse audience of FDA staff and FDA alumni of all different backgrounds and professions. Many of the attendees had served under one or more of the honorees at some point during their FDA career.
Each Chief Counsel or Deputy Chief Counsel was asked to introduce his successor. It was clear from the warm and wise-cracking tone of the introductions that there is a true camaraderie and respect that is passed from one generation to the next at the FDA Chief Counselâ??s office. The weight of the importance of the role in shaping food and drug law was not lost on any of those who had served or who currently serve.
Guests mixed and mingled while overlooking the DC skyline.
The event was generously hosted by Arnold & Porter LLP, and sponsored by: Biotech Policy Group, Catalyst Healthcare Consulting, Covington & Burling LLP, EAS Consulting Group, Greenleaf Health, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Hyman Phelps & McNamara, PC, Keller & Heckman LLP, Polsinelli PC, and Sidley Austin LLP.