Jeff Senger is a senior scholar with the O’Neill Institute and an FDA partner at Sidley Austin. He previously served as a leading litigator at the U.S. Justice Department and was the acting general counsel of the FDA.

Senger wrote an award-winning book about resolving conflicts with the government titled, Federal Dispute Resolution, as well as numerous book chapters and law review articles on health law and other topics. He has taught at Harvard Law School and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He has testified as an expert witness before the United States Congress and has spoken on behalf of the United States government on five continents. He chaired the editorial board for the Food and Drug Law Journal.

He has advised global and U.S. companies on a broad range of FDA regulatory and enforcement issues, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, off-label promotion and the First Amendment, the False Claims Act, crisis management, product recalls, and FDA inspections. Senger is consistently ranked among the country’s top FDA lawyers by leading national publications including Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, and LMG Life Sciences, who named him “FDA Medical Devices Attorney of the Year.”

At the U.S. Justice Department, he served as senior counsel to the associate attorney general, providing advice on the strategic oversight of more than 6,500 employees with collective budgets over $3 billion. He served as lead counsel in many federal and state trials and appeals and was the director of civil and appellate training for the National Advocacy Center. He began his career as a law clerk for a United States District Court judge and serves as an expert witness, arbitrator, and mediator.

He is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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