In this lunch-and-learn program, two seasoned FDA lawyers and an FDA career coach will share their insights and then take questions about how to flourish as an FDA lawyer. Further, this trio will discuss different FDA lawyer career options: in house vs. law firm, legislative or executive branch vs. trade associations or non-profit options, and more. You’ll also learn how to make the most of conferences and networking events, the pros and cons of building your specific “brand” vs. being a generalist, and how to perform your own “FDA career audit”. Finally, the “Career Doctor is in”—anonymous requests handled confidentially. Please submit your career questions to Paige Samson ([email protected]) so that the panel can address any questions you may have in a confidential manner during the program.


Stuart TenHoor, Career Coach, Stuart TenHoor Legal Search
Mark Raza, Principal Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, FDA
Kellie B. Combs, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP


This program is limited to those who are a part of NFDL. This complimentary program includes a light lunch. Please register by February 11, 2020 to reserve your spot.

New to Food and Drug Law Group 
The New to Food and Drug Law Group (NFDL) offers young professionals with up to six years of experience an opportunity to connect, learn from their peers, and enhance their skills. Individuals affiliated with member organizations, those employed by the government, and law students are encouraged to participate.

For questions, please contact Paige Samson.


Conference Location

Ropes and Gray
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
WashingtonDC 20006-6807

Program Host