FDLI Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards

The FDLI Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards have a long history of recognizing individuals from the food and drug law community for their contributions to the field.

2020 Winners | Read Press Release

Beverly I. Chernaik | Read Bio
Office Director, Office of Regulations, FDA – CTP

Andrew E. Clark  | Read Bio
Former Assistant Director, Consumer Protection Branch, Civil Division, DOJ

Jonathan S. Kahan | Read Bio
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Watch: Virtual Award Presentation Ceremonies

FDLI gathered awardees and their nominators for virtual presentation ceremonies at FDLI’s first-ever virtual Annual Conference, October 6-8. Watch each ceremony below.

Beverly I. Chernaik
Andrew E. Clark
Jonathan S. Kahan

2019 Winners

Jeremiah J. Kelly 
Chief of FDA Regulatory Law, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (JAG), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Leslie Krasny
Krasny Law Office Inc. and Former Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

Captain Martin Shimer 
Deputy Director, Division of Legal and Regulatory Support, CDER, FDA

 Past Award Recipients

  • 2018 – Arthur Leonard Caplan, Ph.D.; Dave V. Ceryak; Ellen J. Flannery
  • 2016/2017 – Edward Basile; Theresa M. Mullin; Anthony Young
  • 2015 – Pat Furlong; David J. Horowitz; Phil Katz; Karen Midthun
  • 2014 – Elizabeth (Betsy) Anderson; William K. Hubbard; Leslie Kux; Peter Safir
  • 2013 – Jane A. Axelrad; Jeffrey N. Gibbs; Kay Holcombe; Richard Kingham
  • 2012 – Minnie Baylor-Henry; Alan Bennett; Thomas O. Henteleff; John M. Taylor III
  • 2011 – F. Alan Andersen; Deborah M. Autor; Robert P. Brady; Eugene M. Thirolf, Jr.
  • 2010 – Kate Beardsley; Michael Landa*; Bruce Silverglade; Mike Taylor
  • 2009 – Donald O. Beers*; Arthur N. Levine; Elizabeth H. Dickinson; Marlene K. Tandy; Geoffrey M. Levitt; Nancy L. Buc; Murray M. Lumpkin; Sanford A. Miller
  • 2008 – Susan Alpert; Eugene Lambert; Matthew Weinberg; Janet Woodcock
  • 2007 – Ron M. Johnson; Suzanne White Junod; Martin J. Levitas; Eugene M. Pfeifer
  • 2006 – Joseph V. Rodricks; Nancy Singer; Ann H. Wion; William W. Vodra
  • 2005 – Eve E. Bachrach; Lester M. Crawford; Mark Novitch; William B. Schultz
  • 2004 – Eric Blumberg; Anthony C. Celeste; Bruce N. Kuhlik*; Stephen H. McNamara
  • 2003 – J. Paul Hile; Paul M. Hyman; Patrick M. McLain; Robert M. Spiller, Jr.
  • 2002 – Frederick H. Degnan; Christopher L. Hagenbush; Daniel L. Michels; Robert J. Temple
  • 2001 – Joseph A. Levitt; Richard A. Merrill; Michael P. Peskoe; Myron S. Weinberg
  • 1999 – Joel E. Hoffman, Linda R. Horton, Wayne L. Pines, Kristine A. Rapp
  • 1998 – Gary L. Yingling
  • 1997 – Richard M. Cooper
  • 1996 – Stuart J. Land
  • 1995 – Peter Barton Hutt
  • 1994 – Alan H. Kaplan
  • 1993 – George M. Burditt

* denotes nominated but prior winner