ATIQ CHOWDHURY is a managing associate in the Food, Drug, and Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement group, where he advises FDA-regulated companies on a wide range of regulatory, enforcement, and compliance matters. He counsels pharmaceutical, medical device, and food companies on state licensing regulatory matters, fraud and abuse, and the development and regulation of medical devices, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, food, and dietrary supplement products. Atiq assists clients, particularly in the diagnostics and medical technology fields, in becoming compliant with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. He also advises clients on the regulations of medical device software and mobile medical applications (MMA).
Prior to joining Sidley, Atiq practiced at a leading international law firm. For more than a decade, Atiq also worked in reviewer and policy roles at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In these roles, he, among things, reviewed premarket notifications, premarket applications, investigational device exemptions, company q-sub requests, company promotional and compliance issues, and contributed to guidance documents and special projects. He also served as a Commissions Corps Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) for nearly a decade. While at the FDA, Atiq was honored by the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health with the CDRH “Special Recognition” Award for MDUFA III Assessment and Implementation and the CDRH “Excellence in Compliance and Enforcement” Award. Atiq also received the Commendation and Citation medals from the PHS for his contributions to approving and clearing first-of-the-kind diagnostic and therapeutic devices.
Atiq earned his law degree from the George Washington University where he also received his M.S. in systems engineering and B.S. in biomedical engineering.