Gillian M. Russell

Gillian Russell

is an associate in the firm’s FDA & Life Sciences Practice Group. Ms. Russell advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies on a variety of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and healthcare regulatory compliance matters, including product advertising and promotion, federal healthcare compliance programs, clinical trial regulation, and FDA enforcement actions. In addition, Ms. Russell regularly counsels clients in the cosmetics industry and has advised clients in the food industry. Ms. Russell’s practice also focuses on regulatory requirements imposed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state boards of pharmacy.

Ms. Russell graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal and as a Hardy Cross Dillard fellow for legal research and writing. Ms. Russell earned her B.A. magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she was a four-year member of the swimming team.

Recent Speeches

“Industry Update – New FDA Guidance on Social Media,” FX Conferences (September 2014)

“The New Drug Approval Process: New Drug Research and Development,” FDLI Introduction to Drug Law and Regulation, Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2014)


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) FDA & Life Sciences and 2) Healthcare Industry
Law School J.D., University of Virginia
Education B.A., magna cum laude, Princeton University
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of New jersey,State bar of Pennsylvania
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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