Steptoe & Johnson’s interdisciplinary Life Sciences Team has the representative experience and ability to bring a client’s product from idea to market, then assist with ongoing business and regulatory matters, and occasional unexpected issues.
Our Life Sciences practice spans a multitude of industries including food, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, medical devices, nutraceuticals, and natural products, including hemp products, cannabidiol (CBD), and other hemp-derived cannabinoids.
Our team routinely assists U.S. and foreign clients with navigating the legal, regulatory, business, and litigation matters that arise throughout a product’s entire life cycle — from development, formulation, manufacturing, and production, through claims review, labeling, packaging, omni-channel marketing, product distribution and sale.
We know your products operate in highly competitive markets, and we understand how regulations by federal and state agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), can impact your business.
We understand the need for prompt, practical, business-focused legal advice, and action which facilitates: entity formation and acquisitions; negotiating and documenting commercial transactions; ensuring import and export compliance; protecting and exploiting intellectual property; structuring logistics optimization; regulatory compliance; risk mitigation; pursuing claims and defending the business; ensuring supply chain security; labeling; marketing; and product promotion.
Our business-focused legal experience brings a unique perspective in assuring that our clients achieve their business and strategic goals. Our team offers experienced attorneys, several of whom have worked in-house at national and international life sciences manufacturers, distributors, brick and mortar, and E-commerce retailers.