Tony provides compliance advice concerning Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations that impact different points along the supply chain continuum, from raw ingredient selection for cosmetics, to the import and export of food, to the recall of implanted medical devices. In particular, he works with medical device, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic manufacturers to establish, structure and manage their industry-specific good manufacturing practices (GMP), implement and audit their quality systems, and guide these clients’ through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification and FDA and CE Mark compliance process. He also has extensive experience assisting clients in regulatory strategy design and implementation, including the preparation of regulatory submissions associated with the market clearance of their products.
As a registered patent attorney, Tony understands the interface of innovation and regulation. To this end, he also focuses on client counseling in all aspects of procuring, licensing and enforcing patents and conducting freedom-to-operate and due diligence investigations. He also has significant experience in trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright matters. Tony’s background broadly encompasses intellectual property, university technology transfer and venture capital and regulatory compliance, with a specific emphasis in the industries regulated by the FDA.
Tony has been an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law since 2012.
Before joining the firm, Tony worked in private practice for Foley & Lardner and McGuireWoods and as Chief Legal Officer of OptimumPath LLC and Alveolus Inc.