Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Connecticut Only; Practice Limited to Matters Before Federal Agencies.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1995
    Special Projects Editor, Administrative Law Journal

    Vice President, Student Bar Association

    Chairwoman, Black Law Students Association

    Washington College of Law, Multicultural Development Committee
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Howard University, 1992
    Trustee Academic Scholarship Recipient

    Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society

    Study Abroad Scholarship awarded by German Federal Government

Judicial Clerkships

  • Judicial Joint Committee, District of Columbia Superior Court, 2003
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Claudia A. Lewis

Partner

Claudia Lewis represents numerous clients in the areas of FDA regulations governing foods, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, homeopathic preparations, medical foods, medical devices and import/export of FDA regulated goods; FTC regulations governing advertising appearing on the Internet, television, print media and radio; FTC telemarketing regulations; USDA regulations governing the use of the term “organic”; and EPA regulations governing pesticides.  Claudia also represents scientists, physicians, nutritionists, health care associations, and citizens groups.  Furthermore, she has a number of international clients who she has assisted in establishing a U.S. market for their products. 

Claudia has also appeared and prepared constitutional and administrative law cases before the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Claudia has been recognized as one of the premier attorneys on dietary supplement label and labeling regulations and has handled complex civil matters from the administrative complaint stage to the Court of Appeals.  Her experience in these fields has been in various radio talk shows, where Claudia was asked to discuss issues ranging from the impact of Pearson v. Shalala (labeling standards for disease or health-related claims of dietary supplements), FTC advertising regulations, and Senate Bill 722 (increased regulatory oversight of dietary supplements) to the proposed cGMPs (industry-wide labeling and manufacturing standards for dietary supplements).  She has also been quoted in the Vegetarian Times, Natural Pharmacy and the Tan Sheets.

Significant Matters

Claudia’s recent significant matters include:
  • As co-counsel, Claudia successfully negotiated with FDA to obtain qualified health claims for several nutrient-disease relationships. 
  • As lead counsel, Claudia successfully negotiated the reconditioning and release of FDA regulated products detained upon import into the United States. 
  • As lead counsel, Claudia successfully negotiated settlements with FTC in the area of deceptive advertisement. 
  • For a national client that manufacturers and distributes homeopathic preparations, she successfully negotiated with FTC and avoided the issuance of Civil Investigative Demand. 
  • As lead counsel, Claudia has successfully negotiated resolutions with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureaus.

Activities

Claudia has served on various councils and committees at the Washington College of Law.  Most recently, she is a member of Multicultural Development Committee, which seeks to strengthen minority alumni relations.  Claudia was also a contributing editor on the 2001 edition of The Almanac of the Executive Branch