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Jeannie Perron is a member of the firm’s Food and Drug Practice Group, resident in the Washington, DC Office.

In addition to being an attorney, Dr. Perron also holds a degree in veterinary medicine and has practiced as a veterinarian.  She specializes in food and drug law, with a sub-specialty in animal food and drug law.  In this capacity, she represents companies that manufacture feed, feed ingredients, drugs, biologics and medical devices for animals, as well as clients in related industries.

  • Successfully represented a coalition of companies in opposing release by a federal agency of certain sensitive information reflected in documents required to be filed with that agency.
  • Assisted a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and dietary supplements to resolve an import prohibition placed by FDA on a major product.
  • Assisted a client design, plan, and establish a significant new animal health business.
  • Defended and successfully settled a major administrative compliance action brought by the United States Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Advised various clients on responding to inspections and investigations conducted under the Animal Welfare Act by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
  • Assisted a client successfully design and execute an Investigational New Animal Drug Application and clinical trial thereunder for an innovative product.
  • Defended a client on an investigation before a state Attorney General regarding statements appearing on websites.
  • Assisted clients in obtaining self-affirmed GRAS status for their products.
  • Defended clients in actions before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau.
  • Assisted clients in negotiating their animal feed label claims before FDA.
  • Successfully petitioned for removal of clients and clients’ suppliers from FDA Import Alerts.
  • Assisted a number of clients obtain releases for imported products held by FDA.
  • Advised on USDA permits and export certifications needed for importation or exportation of products containing USDA-regulated ingredients.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia and Maryland.
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Member

Previous Experience

  • Practiced veterinary medicine part-time (1997-2001).
  • United States Department of Agriculture, externship (1997). 
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, externship (1997). 
  • Chambers USA, Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (2020)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, Food & Drug (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America, FDA (2015-2020)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, FDA (2014-2020)
  • Legal 500 US, Marketing and Advertising (2014)
  • Award from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture for support of the Regionalization under GATT and NAFTA Program (1997)
  • Fred P. Jaggi Award for Outstanding Interest and Proficiency in Veterinary Public Health Activities and Academic Studies from The College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University (1997)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Award for Significantly Enhancing the Prestige of the College of Veterinary Medicine from The College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University (1997)