Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
Ivan Wasserman is one of the nation’s premier attorneys for health, wellness, beauty and other consumer products. Companies of all sizes making, marketing and selling food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and medical devices praise the depth of his knowledge and experience, his humor and his ability to maintain the human perspective while leading them through this heavily regulated landscape. Frequently cited by the media as a legal authority, Ivan helps his clients launch products and create and execute advertising campaigns that match the clinical evidence they have for their products, paying close attention to the changing rules governing internet marketing, consumer testimonials and social media.
Ivan advocates for clients subject to the often overlapping jurisdictions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. When advertising disputes arise, he regularly represents companies before the National Advertising Division (NAD) and the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP).
Specifically with respect to the CPSC, he advises manufacturers, importers and retailers on the reporting requirements of Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act. He has extensive experience guiding companies through the process of recalling a product, working with them to minimize adverse publicity. He also zealously represents companies in CPSC investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Ivan brings to Amin Talati Upadhye years of experience gained at some of the country’s leading law firms where he represented brand name manufacturers, direct-to-consumer marketers, and retail chains in product development, advertising and labeling, product safety and recalls. He responds to FDA warning letters and FTC investigations, prepares 510(k) premarket notifications for medical devices, and advises clients on ingredient reviews and product formulation
|Areas of Practice||1) Advertising Litigation, 2) Advertising, 3) Marketing & Media, 4) Consumer Product Safety, 5) Consumer Protection and 6) Green Marketing|
|Law School||The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1993)|
|Education||Vassar College (B.A., 1989)|
|Bar Member / Association||Washington State Bar Association,Maryland State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.