Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2013
    Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of Race & Law
  • B.A., with honors, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Social Relations and Policy, Michigan State University, 2009
    Honors College
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Sarah J. Abramson


Sarah Abramson is an associate in Venable's Regulatory Practice Group, where she assists clients with a variety of regulatory compliance and enforcement by federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She also regularly assists in matters involving self-regulatory bodies such as the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD) and litigation matters pertaining to products regulated by the FDA and USDA.

Sarah frequently assists clients with monitoring, analyzing, and preparation of comments in response to proposed federal and state legislation and regulations.

Sarah's regulatory compliance experience includes dietary supplements, foods, cosmetics, medical devices, and homeopathic and over-the-counter drugs. She has experience advising on product formulation and design, pre-market clearance/approval issues, FDA’s good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulations, facility registration and listing requirements, labeling compliance issues, and adverse-event reporting requirements. She also has extensive experience assisting clients with advertising and claims review, including both claim substantiation analysis and common dietary supplement and food claims such as health claims, qualified health claims, structure/function claims, nutrient content claims, and GMO, organic, and natural claims. With regard to agency enforcement, Sarah advises clients regarding FDA inspections, preparation of responses to warning letters from the FDA, civil investigative demands (CIDs) from the FTC, and subpoenas from state attorneys general.