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practice accolades


Named the Healthcare Pricing and Reimbursement Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences (2013)

Ranked the second-largest U.S. healthcare law firm by Modern Healthcare (2012–2013)

Recognized as a top 10 law firm within the Life Sciences Regulatory Super League by The Practical Law Company (PLC) (2012)

Listed as Recommended in PLC's Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)

honors + affiliations

Past Chair, UNC Pharmacy Foundation

Adjunct Professor, The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Listed, Chambers USA:America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014)

Listed, Chambers USA, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (2012–2013)

Listed, Life Sciences Star, LMG Life Sciences (2012–2014)

Listed, Best Lawyers in America, FDA Law (2012–2015)

Listed, Super Lawyers

Listed, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers for FDA (2013–2014)

Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy (2013)

Recipient, ACRP Global Conference Top Speaker Award (2012)

Recipient, FDLI's Distinguished Service and Leadership Award (1998)

Member, American Society for Pharmacy Law

Member, Association of American Feed Control Officials

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Former Chair, Scholarship Committee of the Food and Drug Law Institute

Editorial Board, Clinical Research Practices and Drug Regulatory Affairs Journal, the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Journal, the Biomedical and Environmental Sciences Journal, and the FDA Enforcement Manual

Past President, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Review Board Member, U.S. Adopted Names Council

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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Gary L. Yingling
Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5610
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Gary L. Yingling is a senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's FDA Practice. Mr. Yingling focuses his practice on issues involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has also represented clients in matters involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and various states. His clients have included individuals, partnerships, and corporations in cases involving labeling, importation, regulatory marketing strategy, recalls, seizures, and criminal matters.

Mr. Yingling's work in the food industry involves a variety of matters, including ingredient safety questions and product labeling, and his work in the drug industry ranges from the preparation of Investigational New Drug (IND) applications to product labeling. He also has a particular interest in clinical research, contract research organization, and sponsor matters.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Yingling was a partner in multiple food and drug practices of international law firms, resident in Washington, D.C. Before entering private practice, he served as president of the Food and Drug Law Institute for nine years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Yingling served in the FDA's office of the general counsel for a number of years, first as a trial attorney and later as associate chief counsel for its Bureau of Veterinary Medicine and as the deputy chief counsel for administration. He was also director of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug Review in the Bureau of Drugs for two years. Mr. Yingling received the FDA's Award of Merit, the agency's highest award, in 1974 for his legal and administrative work on the OTC Review.

Mr. Yingling earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1968. Prior to attending law school, he practiced community pharmacy and is a registered pharmacist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He earned his M.S. from Purdue University in 1966 and his B.S. from the University of North Carolina in 1962.

Mr. Yingling is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


  • Emory University School of Law, 1968, J.D.
  • Purdue University, 1966, M.S.
  • University of North Carolina, 1962, B.S.