Explore the essentials of drug law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the administrative agencies that impact this industry. Learn about patent and exclusivity issues, Rx to OTC switches, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), advertising and promotion, compliance, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for Q&A are provided.


Agenda Highlights

  • Overview of the organizational structure of the FDA
  • FDA’s regulatory process for drugs
  • New Drug Application Process (NDA)
  • Biologics and biosimilars
  • Post-approval drug safety issues
  • Advertising and promotion requirements
  • FDA’s enforcement tools and procedures

Statutes Covered

  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Kefauver-Harris Amendments
  • Drug Price Competition and Patent Restoration Act of 1984 (Hatch-Waxman)
  • Biologics Control Act
  • Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FADAMA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Act (FDAAA)
  • Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA)
  • Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)
  • Generic User Fee Amendments (GDUFA)
  • Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA)
  • 21st Century Cures Act

Attendee Resources

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Who Should Attend

  • New legal and regulatory professionals
  • Seasoned practitioners new to the topic or wanting a refresher

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Curriculum Advisor:

Deborah M. Shelton, Partner, Arent Fox LLP


Wednesday, April 15

8:00–8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:35 AM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

8:35–9:35 AM
Overview of Drug Law and Regulation
Karen Corallo,
Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

9:35–9:50 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

9:50–11:15 AM
The New Drug Approval Process: Basic Concepts

11:15–12:15 PM
Networking Lunch

12:15-1:45 PM
The New Drug Approval Process: New Drug Research and Development

1:45–3:20 PM
The New Drug Approval Process: NDA Submission and Review
Kyle Y. Faget,
Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

3:20–3:35 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:35–5:00 PM
The Abbreviated NDA (ANDA), 505(b)(2) Applications, and Patent and Exclusivity Issues
Radhika Rajagopalan, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group



Thursday, April 16

8:00–8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:45 AM
Biologics and Biosimilars
Suchira Ghosh,
Of Counsel, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC

9:45–10:45 AM
Post-Approval Issues

10:45–11:00 AM
Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Regulation of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs
Carolina Wirth
, Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

12:00–1:00 PM
Regulation of Drug Manufacturing
Cathy L. Burgess, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

1:00–2:00 PM
Networking Lunch

2:00–3:30 PM
Regulation of Drug Marketing
Jur Strobos,
Partner, Potomac Law Group

3:30–3:45 PM
Networking and Refreshment Break

3:45–5:00 PM
Violations and Enforcement
Daniel G. Jarcho, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

5:00 PM



Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These CLE approvals may also be honored by other states; please check with your bar association for guidance. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and you can request to be notified when approval is received.

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Location and Overnight Accommodations

Course Location

Alston &  Bird LLP
950 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Hotel for course attendees at the special group rate of $299/night, not inclusive of taxes.  The Renaissance is approximately a ten minute walk from the course venue.  Reservations can be made online and must be received by March 16, 2020 to receive the group rate. After this date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.  

Please contact the Conference Department with any accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions, or for other questions.