On January 31, 2023, FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf announced a proposed redesign of the human foods program at FDA. The proposal follows the findings and recommendations of a Reagan-Udall Foundation expert panel that Dr. Califf had charged with evaluating the agency’s existing human foods program. Commissioner Califf called the redesign “transformative” and believes the
Andrew Do is an associate in the firm’s Chambers top-ranked Food, Drug, and Device Practice Group. Andrew draws on his scientific training, years at FDA, and experience on political campaigns to provide strategic advice to clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance and policy issues. He works at the intersection of law, policy, and politics to help clients navigate complex matters.
He has assisted companies, trade associations, and private equity clients on a myriad of matters, including in complying with FDA regulations, assessing regulatory and consumer litigation risks, responding to FDA enforcement actions and Congressional inquiries, analyzing proposed bills and legislative priorities on Capitol Hill, and conducting due diligences of FDA regulated companies for acquisition.
Before joining Covington, Andrew was an ORISE Research Fellow with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at FDA, where he conducted research on food allergens, gluten, and pathogens to support the agency’s regulation and enforcement concerning food products. His research and work have been published in numerous scientific peer-reviewed journals.