Michelle Jackson focuses on regulatory counseling related to the development, design, formulation, manufacture, distribution, and promotion of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated products, including medical devices, foods, dietary supplements, drugs, homeopathic remedies, cosmetics, medical foods, and animal products, as well as in vitro diagnostics. Michelle works with clients from the beginning stages of product development, through product clearance and ultimately advertising and marketing. She also assists clients with transactional due diligence, litigation, and contracts with a regulatory component.
Michelle handles matters involving regulation and enforcement by such state and federal agencies and law enforcement bodies as the FDA, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), state attorneys general, and county district attorneys. She also regularly handles matters involving such self-regulatory bodies as the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD).
Michelle has a strong understanding of labeling and marketing requirements for FDA-regulated products, and consumer products more generally. She has assisted with the defense of advertising claims and challenges from regulators, competitors, and consumers, and she understands the expectations of regulators and self-regulatory bodies regarding claim substantiation.
Michelle advises clients on the following topics:
Treasurer, Association for Public Interest Law
Member, Jessup International Moot Court Team
Golden Key National Honor Society
Psi Chi National Honor Society