Scott Danzis is a partner in the Food & Drug practice group of Covington & Burling LLP. His practice focuses primarily on the regulation of medical devices, but also includes the regulation of drugs and biologics. Mr. Danzis regularly works with companies in developing strategies for interacting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including strategies for clinical development and premarket review (including appeals and dispute resolution, when needed). He also advises companies on compliance with postmarket requirements, including advertising and promotion restrictions, quality system and manufacturing requirements, postmarket reporting, recalls, and enforcement actions.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Danzis served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While at FDA, he was broadly involved in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters related to medical devices and drugs. He also worked on implementing key provisions of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.
Mr. Danzis recently developed and edited a book on the regulation of in vitro diagnostic products and laboratory testing, In Vitro Diagnostics: The Complete Regulatory Guide (FDLI, 2010). He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a course on the regulation of drugs, biologics, and medical devices.
Mr. Danzis clerked for the Honorable Chester J. Straub on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He holds a Masters Degree from George Washington University in Health Care Management and Policy, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.