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Wade Ackerman
Partner
Los Angeles +1 424 332 4763 ackermanw@cov.com Download V-card

Through more than a decade of experience in private practice and positions within the FDA and on the Hill, Wade Ackerman has acquired a deep understanding of and unique insight into the legal and regulatory issues facing companies marketing FDA-regulated products. Mr. Ackerman advises clients on FDA regulatory matters across a range of sectors, including drugs and biologics, medical devices, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and food.

Until June 2016, Mr. Ackerman served as Senior FDA Counsel to the U.S. Senate Health Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee. In this role, he was involved in legislative initiatives, oversight hearings, and other Senate activities concerning the FDA and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. He worked closely with the FDA and other stakeholders as Congress examined legislative reforms in key areas, including drug and device innovation, health software, diagnostics/LDTs, cosmetics, and over-the-counter drugs.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Senior FDA Counsel
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Associate Chief Counsel