Renée-Lauren Ellis is an experienced food and drug law attorney, providing counsel on FDA and FTC matters, including advertising, labeling, and manufacturing compliance for food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and drug manufacturers.
Renée-Lauren regularly counsels clients currently marketing or bringing FDA-regulated products to market on regulatory requirements, including Prop 65 compliance, OTC drug and device registration and listing requirements, ingredient supply chain and marketing claim risk analysis, and FDA-regulated product labeling requirements, as well as other U.S. market regulatory issues. She also advises on FTC matters, including responding to Civil Investigative Demands to support substantiation of challenged claims.
Before entering private practice, Renée-Lauren was Regulatory Counsel in the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). While at CTP, she provided legal and policy analysis on product promotion, advertising, and labeling, as well as sale and distribution matters. She also reviewed regulatory submissions and activity for compliance and evaluated evidence gathered through CTP’s state inspection program to determine the appropriateness of issuing Civil Money Penalties.
Prior to law school, Renée-Lauren worked in the publishing industry, drafting and negotiating author and illustrator contracts at Penguin Random House, Inc.
Renée-Lauren is active in the DC community, serving as the Chair of the Board of For Love of Children and as Secretary for the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. Board. She is also a member of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association (GWAC).Show More