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Ellen Flannery
Ellen J. Flannery
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5484 eflannery@cov.com Download V-card

Ellen Flannery is co-chair of the firm’s global food and drug law practice group. She advises clients on regulatory strategies and compliance for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biological products. She has significant experience in successfully helping clients to navigate the regulatory process, including effective approaches for working with FDA, dispute resolution within FDA, and zealous advocacy for her clients’ positions.

Ms. Flannery’s clients range from large multinational companies to development-stage companies, venture capital firms, clinical laboratories, and trade associations.

  • Assist several early-stage companies in obtaining PMA approvals, 510(k) clearances, and de novo reclassification.
  • Assist companies in obtaining FDA approval for clinical trials of devices.
  • Assist companies in obtaining orphan drug designation, humanitarian use designation, and humanitarian device exemption.
  • Represent companies in securing 513(g) opinions and requests for designation.
  • Represent companies in FDA investigations and seizure and injunction actions.
  • Assist companies in successfully resolving disputes with FDA, including representation in connection with Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel proceedings.
  • Represent companies in conducting global regulatory due diligence in potential acquisitions, investments, and other transactions. .
  • Advise clients on legislative matters, including in connection with the medical device amendments enacted in the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA).
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (2008-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Washington, DC, FDA Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, FDA Law (2007-2016).
  • Legal 500 US, Healthcare: Life Sciences (2015)
  • The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers (2012)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, "Top 50 Women Lawyers" (2015) 
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers for work in FDA law (2010-2015).
  • LMG Life Sciences, “Life Science Star” (2012-2013)
  • Washingtonian, Best Lawyers (2011, 2013)
  • PLC Life Sciences, Which Lawyer?, Regulatory (Medical Devices) (2005-2012)
  • PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook for FDA regulatory work (2006-2007).
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Who's Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in American Law