Laura D. Venker

Associate

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Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editorial Board,Virginia Journal of Law & Politics, 2012
  • University of Virginia, MT, Secondary English Education, 2008
  • University of Virginia, BA, English Literature, 2008
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association

Laura counsels companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Tax and Trade Bureau on regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance.

She works with manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in all stages of product lifecycle management, from determining the regulatory status of a potential ingredient to exploring opportunities to extend product longevity by developing new claims or selling into new markets.  Laura’s experience, ranging from advising startups to Fortune 100 companies, gives her deep insight into her clients’ needs, priorities, and goals.

Laura prepares clients for regulatory inspections; assists clients in implementing recalls; advocates for clients facing adverse regulatory determinations, including FDA Notices of Action and Detention, USDA Notices of Violation, 483 Inspection Observations, and Warning Letters; and defends clients against advertising challenges brought by class action plaintiffs, competitors, and the Federal Trade Commission.

She also advises clients on global trade compliance requirements, including tariff classification, country of origin determinations, quota compliance, export controls, economic sanctions, and customs matters. Her experience includes compliance with the U.S. Commerce Department's Export Administration Regulations, the State Department's International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Office of Foreign Assets Control's economic sanctions regulations, and Customs and Border Protection's regulations.

Laura Venker
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