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Dr. David H. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Innovative Science Solutions, LLC

Morristown, NJ, USA

Dr. David H. Schwartz excels at analyzing the interaction of science and law and then communicating clear scientific information to business professionals and lawyers. His work as a “scientific detective” helps clients defend and support pharmaceuticals, medical devices, foods and dietary supplements in the courts, the regulatory arena and the market place.

David heads the Liability Support Practice at Innovative Science Solutions, having secured his reputation defending products in both legal and public settings. He has significant expertise in the design of programs that critically review the scientific foundation of the adversary’s case.

Winning Major Legal Cases for Clients
For more than ten years David has worked with the legal community and evaluated and defended such diverse products as breast implants, wound care products, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, diet drugs, and dietary supplements. He has even analyzed the possible adverse effects of cell phones on users. In the course of his work, David has played a leading role in winning major multi-billion dollar legal cases for clients. David considers his involvement in the implementation of Daubert challenges as his biggest successes. In these, with the sheer weight of the scientific data he was able to collect, evaluate and present as evidence, he helped counsel win cases before going to trial, thereby saving clients both time and money.

Assessing Therapeutics and Devices Licensing and Acquisition
In addition to being recognized for his insights pertaining to legal cases, David is also sought out for his experience in assessing the potential market impact of therapeutics and devices for licensing and acquisition. Some of these projects have included breast implants, cosmetic implant devices, such as collagen, and pharmaceutical product development in the selection of therapeutic peptide molecules.

Education and Career Path
David received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Princeton University and postdoctoral training in neuropharmacology and neurophysiology from the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Initially his interest in science led him in the direction of academics. But he soon found that consulting with lawyers and other business professionals – evaluating and communicating valuable scientific information – was where his talents and interest lay.

David honed this skill as Director of Scientific Litigation Support for the legal firm, McCarter and English, where he was immediately tested by being asked to evaluate the safety of Prozac and his expertise grew from that experience. Since then, he has guided clients using scientific principles to defend products before, during, and after launch.

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