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Ann M. Begley is a partner in Morgan Lewis's FDA Practice. Ms. Begley focuses her practice on regulatory counseling on food, drug, cosmetic, and medical device products, with an emphasis on legal and regulatory issues involving clinical practice and over-the-counter drugs. She regularly counsels institutional review boards, clinical investigators, contract research organizations, and sponsors on compliance and strategic issues. Ms. Begley advises on product approval pathways, formulation and labeling, and advertising issues. She also regularly counsels clients on FDA and FTC regulatory issues associated with dietary supplements, cosmetics, and alternative therapies.
Ms. Begley's experience includes the federal, state, and international regulation of FDA-regulated products and activities, as well as interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the Federal Trade Commission; the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the HHS Office for Human Research Protections; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus; and the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protector Programs.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Begley was a partner in the food and drug practice of another international law firm, resident in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Begley earned her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit of the Georgetown University Medical Center from 1988 to 1994. Ms. Begley earned her B.S.N. from Georgetown University in 1986.
Ms. Begley is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 1994, J.D., Cum Laude
- Georgetown University, 1986, B.S.N.