Service to FDLI Award
The Service to FDLI Award, established in 2017, honors members who have provided exceptional volunteer services to FDLI. The Award’s criteria centers on a long-standing history of quality contributions to FDLI.
The Award is distinct from the Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards which recognize outstanding leadership in the food and drug law community. Watch the Service to FDLI Award presentation ceremony below.
AUGUST T. HORVATH, a partner and co-chair of Foley Hoag’s Advertising & Marketing practice, counsels clients on how to substantiate and defend marketing claims they wish to make for their products and services, helps them challenge false and disparaging advertising by their competitors, and assists them in managing relationships with competitors, customers and suppliers without running afoul of antitrust laws. He guides clients through private false advertising and deceptive practices litigation before the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and litigates in courts across the country. His Ph.D. and experience in survey research and statistical analysis gives him exceptional insight into developing substantiation protocols, designing and assessing research into the implied meaning of advertising claims, and working with and against expert witnesses. Recognized companies in the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, retailing, Internet services, sporting and other consumer goods industries have benefited from his counsel. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, his Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from the University of Windsor.
RALPH HALL is a principal and works in association with the Washington, DC, office of Leavitt Partners. In this role, Ralph provides consulting services to clients in the areas of FDA statutes and regulations, regulatory compliance, as well as health care policy and legislation, and particularly the application of those regulatory systems to the medical device industry. Ralph’s rich background with drug and medical device regulation and corporate compliance matters makes him one of the nation’s foremost experts. Ralph previously served as counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels where he provided legal services, including FDA-related matters, corporate compliance, the design and implementation of multiple cross-disciplinary, corporate legal strategies, corporate law department organization and management, and general corporate counseling. Ralph has also served as General Counsel for Guidant CRM and Chief Compliance Officer for Guidant. Ralph furthermore serves as a Professor of Practice at the University of Minnesota Law School. He received his BA from Indiana University and his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan where he was a Weymouth Kirkland Scholar.