David G. Adams

David Adams is nationally recognized as a leading attorney in the Food and Drug bar. Mr. Adams brings years of experience with Food and Drug Administration to advise companies on product development, approval, and marketing.

Mr. Adams' practice concentrates on FDA approval and marketing of drugs, devices, and biologics, as well as regulation of food and dietary supplements. He also represents clients before other agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as before the courts, Congress and the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureaus (NAD). His work encompasses:

regulatory counseling
lobbying
private business negotiation
litigation
advocacy before federal agencies and NAD
serving as expert witness


Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Adams held senior positions at the Food and Drug Administration including:

Associate Chief Counsel for Drugs, Office of the Chief Counsel
Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement, Office of the Chief Counsel
Director of the Policy Development and Coordination Staff, Office of the Commissioner


Mr. Adams is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for FDA Law.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Government Contracts, 2) Advertising and Marketing, 3) Healthcare, 4) Legislative and Government Affairs, 5) Congressional Investigations, 6) International Trade and Customs and 7) Regulatory
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 1977)
Admitted Year 1977
Education University of Louisiana - Lafayette (B.A., 1974)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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