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Benjamin L. England

Benjamin L. England

6420 Dobbin Road
Suite E
Columbia, Maryland 21045
United States

Telephone: 410-740-3403
Firm: FDAImports.com, LLC
Practice Overview:
Federal law and regulation practice in all U.S. states and local jurisdictions.

Providing representation, advice and counseling to foreign manufacturers and US manufacturers, importers and distributors of Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Drug Enforcement Administratin (DEA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulated products at the intersection of FDA, FTC, DEA, USDA and Customs law and regulation.

Ensuring clients' food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, drug and medical device products comply with strict regulatory requiements related to manufacturing, safety, labeling and advertisting. Correcting administrative agency actions and providing enforcement defense (civil and criminal).

Overcoming FDA detentions, refusals and import alerts for all FDA-regulated commodities. Providing guidance related to FDA inspections and warning letters.

Expert testimony and litigation support in civil and criminal matters.

Preparation and prosecution of food additive GRAS notifications, dietary supplement New Dietary Ingredient and Structure/Function claims notifications, Medical Devices Substantial Equivalence (510(k) filings.

FTC/FDA advertising/marketing and labeling (internet marketing) compliance and review.

District of Columbia

Professional Profile:
Over 17 years of former FDA experience as a regulatory microbiologist, compliance officer, investigator, Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) and Regulatory Counsel. Last position with FDA as Regulatory Counsel to the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. Left FDA in 2003 to begin private practice.

Hogan & Hartson (Assoc. Atty) 2003-2004.

Rodriguez O'Donnell Ross Fuerst Gonzalez Williams & England PC (Partner) 2004-2006.

Jones Walker LLP (Special Counsel) 2006-2008.

Opened Benjamin L. England & Associates, LLC and FDAImports.com, LLC, February 2008.

UndergraduateUniversity of MD Baltimore CountyBachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences (Microbiology strenght)1991
LawUniversity of Miami School of LawJ.D.2000

Affiliations & Memberships:
Florida Bar, Maryland State Bar Association, D.C. Bar, ABA, American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)