COLEEN KLASMEIER, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is ranked among the nation’s top FDA lawyers. She has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2015 and is global leader of the Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory group.
Since joining Sidley from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of the Chief Counsel in 2005, Coleen has concentrated her practice on contentious proceedings involving the Agency, and on regulatory strategy and risk management. She has served as regulatory counsel to a wide range of life sciences companies in investigations; civil litigation including product liability, consumer fraud, Hatch-Waxman, and appellate matters; and Congressional investigations.
Coleen’s recognitions include the 2020 and 2021 editions of Chambers USA (Band 1 in District of Columbia and Band 2 in Nationwide), LMG Life Sciences 2012 and 2020, and Best Lawyers (2014–2020). She was listed in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2021 and named Regulatory Attorney of the Year by LMG Life Sciences in 2017.
Coleen taught food and drug law at Northwestern University Law School in 2014.