Brian P. Sylvester is a special counsel and food and drug lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He advises food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, medical device and prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug companies on federal and state regulatory compliance. As part of his practice, he regularly interfaces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and analogous state bodies.
Drawing on his regulatory background as a former USDA lawyer, Brian is adept at navigating every stage of the production and distribution lifecycle – from premarket clearance through manufacturing, advertising, labeling, recalls and unanticipated regulatory scrutiny. He also regularly advises corporations and industry trade associations on strategies to shape federal and state policies and legislation.