Lisa M. Dwyer specializes in legal and policy matters relating to drugs and devices. A partner in our FDA and Life Sciences practice, Lisa strategizes with leading companies on regulatory, litigation and policy matters to achieve business objectives.
Previously, Lisa served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the FDA Commissioner’s Office and as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. In these roles, she provided strategic counsel on the agency’s most significant and complex issues.
These included off-label marketing, laboratory-developed tests, opioid misuse and abuse, cosmetic regulation, data transparency, and antimicrobial drug development and use.
During her tenure at the FDA, she also worked closely with Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Lisa is a frequent author and speaker on topics including: advertising and promoting medical products; laboratory developed tests; real world evidence; expanded access;administrative law trends; preemption; the 21st Century Cures Act; and other topics. She was honored with the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation for Issuance of Draft Guidance for Laboratory-Developed Tests in 2015, and for Issuance of the Unique Device Identification (UDI) System Final Rule in 2014.
She has been the recipient of several FDA group awards, and was recognized for her ability in Government Relations by Legal 500 in 2016. She was also recognized as a Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyer in 2017.
- J.D., George Washington University Law School, honors
- B.A., Wesleyan University
- District of Columbia
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