University of Toledo College of Law,
IP Law Certificate
M.S., Biology, 2009
The Ohio State University,
B.S., Biology, 2005
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Thompson Coburn LLP
Fred counsels clients in the life science industries on a broad range of FDA regulatory compliance, USDA regulatory compliance, data privacy matters and related life science litigation, including product liability.
Fred analyzes and drafts food labels, FDA medical device filings, and medical device tracking issues. Fred helps his clients identify and fix vulnerabilities in hardware and software that may allow unauthorized access to data or device functionality and ensure cybersecurity controls comply with FDA rules.
He also drafts HACCP plans for clients as well as advising clients on industry complaints. He has drafted and counseled clients on the filing of 510(k) Premarket Notifications, correct device classifications and compliance with General and Special Controls related to those devices. He has assisted in counseling a variety of food and dietary supplement clients on issues related to labeling, compliance with new nutrition panel requirements and for certain drug clients, on compliance with the Compounding Quality Act. He has also assisted a large multinational chemical and food-ingredient manufacturer as to appropriate registration of foreign suppliers as well as assisted in filing and Industry Complaint with the FDA.
In addition, Fred has assisted life science clients on intellectual property matters including advising on the interplay between their intellectual property and federal regulatory filings as well as in related litigation matters. In addition Fred has represented clients in products liability litigation involving FDA regulated products including, drafting and arguing dispositive motions; working with opposing counsel and state and federal judges; and navigating simple and complex litigation matters.
His scientific background includes advanced training and classes in evolutionary, behavioral and population biology, medical microbiology, chemistry and scientific research as part of his Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
"How Does This Work? Using Mobile Health Technology While Protecting Your Privacy," editor/contributor
American Health Lawyers Association, September 2016
"The FDA’s Risk-Based Approach To Medical App Enforcement";
Law360, September 2015
"Managing the Changing Drug Compounding Regulatory Landscape";
AHLA Connections, October 2014
"Animal Health and Veterinary Medicines 101: Primer on the legal and regulatory landscape for medicines and therapeutics for companion animals and livestock";
ACI: Animal Health and Veterinary Drugs and Therapeutics, September 2015