Joseph A. Levitt

Partner | Hogan Lovells

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's former top food regulator, Joe Levitt brings a true insider's knowledge in helping clients successfully navigate complex industry regulation. Whether influencing policy making or confronting a threatened compliance action, Joe's 25 years of FDA experience puts clients in the best position to succeed.

Joe skillfully handles high-visibility recalls and compliance actions. If organizations find themselves in trouble with the FDA, they need someone with a deep insider's understanding of what works and what doesn't. Joe knows what the agency expects in the compliance arena and he can communicate a client's position calmly and effectively to the FDA so the matter is put behind them.

On behalf of the food industry, Joe was on the ground floor when Congress developed the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). He was also a leading voice for the food industry when the FDA developed regulations that all food companies must now follow. Joe and his team know how to guide clients through the labyrinth of FDA's FSMA regulations to ensure that they are as prepared as possible for a FSMA inspection by the FDA.

Joe is among the most decorated officials in FDA history, with his achievements being recognized by multiple U.S. presidents, cabinet secretaries, and FDA Commissioners. He maintains close working relationships with senior FDA officials and has served as the Board Chair of the FDA Alumni Association.