Updates for 2021

FDLI remains committed to providing high-quality educational programs while keeping our members and event attendees safe during the current pandemic. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that the 2021 Introduction to Biologics & Biosimilars Law and Regulation Course will be a completely virtual event. Please know we are actively exploring options to ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience. Be sure to check the course website regularly for additional announcements and updates.


Explore the regulation of biological products, including biotechnology–derived therapeutic proteins, human tissue, gene, and cell products. Learn about the abbreviated pathway to market for biosimilar biological products and associated intellectual property issues, including exclusivity and biologics patent litigation. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for Q&A is provided.

Agenda Highlights

  • Regulatory processes for biologics
  • Review and approval process
  • Regulation of biological/drug development
  • Biologics License Application (BLA)
  • Biosimilar biologic products
  • Post-approval safety issues
  • Regulation of biological manufacturing
  • Advertising and promotion requirements
  • Enforcement tools and procedures
  • Changes to the statutory framework for regenerative medicine

Statutes Covered

  • The 1902 Biologics Act
  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Public Health Service Act of 1944 (PHSA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA)
  • Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
  • Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Biosimilars User Fee Act
  • 21st Century Cures Act

Attendee Resources

These valuable takeaways will be provided:

Who Should Attend

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

Register by September 24 and SAVE!

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  • +$100 after 9/24/21


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subject to change
All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Curriculum Advisor:

Scott M. Lassman, Principal, Lassman Law & Policy


Tuesday, October 5

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:15 PM
Overview of Biological Products Law and the Regulation and FDA’s Regulatory Processes
Nathan A. Beaver, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

1:15–1:25 PM

1:25–2:40 PM
Introduction to FDA Review and Approval of Biological Products
Catherine M. Cook, Executive Vice President, Drugs and Biological Products, Greenleaf Health, Inc.

2:40–2:50 PM

2:50–3:50 PM
Regulation of Biological/Drug Development
Natasha V. Leskovsek, Of Counsel, Cooley LLP

3:50–4:00 PM

4:00–5:00 PM
Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Therapies (RMATs)
Nathan Beaton, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP




Wednesday, October 6

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:15 PM
Biologics License Applications (BLA)
Andrew Papas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Pharma Biotech, NSF International

1:15–1:25 PM

1:25–2:40 PM
Biosimilar Biological Products
Elaine Blais, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

2:40–2:55 PM

2:55–4:05 PM
Post-Approval Pharmacovigilance
David L. Chesney, Principal and GM, DL Chesney Consulting, LLC

4:05–4:20 PM

4:20–5:00 PM
New, Emerging, and Continually Interesting Issues
Chad A. Landmon, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP



Thursday, October 7

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:20 PM
Regulation of Biological Manufacturing

 1:20–1:30 PM

1:30–2:45 PM
Regulation of Biological Marketing
Kevin M. Madagan, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

2:45–3:00 PM

3:00–4:30 PM
Violations, Enforcement, and International Issues
James R. Johnson, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

4:30 PM



Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio 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.