How Tina Helps Clients
Tina focuses her practice on issues related to the approval, regulation, promotion, sale and reimbursement of drugs, medical devices, biologics, dietary supplements, foods and cannabis-related products.
Tina assists clients in their interactions with various federal agencies including the following:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
In addition to advising clients on how to obtain approvals for their FDA-regulated products, Tina's experience includes reviewing and revising the labeling of drugs, medical devices, foods and dietary supplements to ensure compliance with the FDA law and regulations. She works with clients to petition the FDA to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drug products on the market, and assists clients in a wide range of promotional review activities. She also advises clients on user fee matters, as well as federal and state Sunshine Act reporting obligations.
Tina is also a member of the firm's cannabis group, where she assists companies in navigating federal and state law issues related to the promotion and sale of cannabis-related products. Tina has helped companies work to bring FDA-approved cannabinoid drug products to market, as well as helped clients to navigate sale of cannabis and hemp-related products.
Tina chairs the Buchanan B.O.L.D. Affinity group.
In 2019 and 2020, Tina was named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Tina is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.
What Clients Can Expect
Tina prides herself on her friendly demeanor, responsiveness, and ability to distill the complexities of federal and state regulations into easily understandable work products to help guide her clients in their business decisions.
Tina's work includes challenging administrative agency actions through correspondence, citizen petitions and litigation. She has extensive experience in assisting companies in complying with and contesting administrative agency actions and regulations at both the federal and state levels.
Outside the Office
Tina is passionate about mentorship and diversity & inclusion in the workplace. She actively works with law students and young attorneys through the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) and Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) mentorship programs.
In her spare time, Tina used to be an avid food blogger; however, following the birth of her son, Michael, she no longer has much spare time.
- Advised clients on the regulatory status of electronic cigarettes and vaping products.
- Obtained waivers, exemptions, and refunds of user fees for clients under the Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments.
- Assisted in successfully petitioning FDA to revise its exclusivity policy with regards to New Molecular Entity Exclusivity for combination drug products.
- Petitioned FDA to withdraw NDAs in accordance with FDA’s Application Integrity Policy.
- Counseled clients regarding the marketing of cannabis-related products.
- Prepared requests to FDA for orphan drug designations.
- Prepared applications to obtain Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product (CPP)
- Advised clients regarding reporting obligations under state and federal Sunshine Act laws, and helped to prepare submissions of required data.
- Performed on-site training regarding legal requirements and industry standards for lawful marketing and sale of prescription drugs
- Drafted policies for clients on topics such as interactions with HCPs, use of social media in promotion, and separation of sales & marketing functions.
- Served on promotional review committees to review promotional materials and provide comments and recommendations on legal compliance issues.
- Helped resolve threatened class actions involving allegations of false and misleading claims on food labels.
- Drafted a response to FDA warning letters and worked with FDA to resolve issues cited in FDA warning letters.
- Successfully petitioned the DEA for the down-scheduling of a drug product.
- Negotiated with CMS to obtain new codes for medical devices under the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 2007, Economics
- District of Columbia
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2021); Washington, DC - City Lead (2022-2023)
Habitat for Humanity
Maryland Food Bank
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation