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William A. Garvin

William A. Garvin


Washington, DC
  • Advised clients regarding threatened litigation and settlement for false and misleading advertisements under California Civil Code and California Business and Professional Code.
  • Registered medical device companies and listed their products with the FDA.
  • Petitioned the DEA for the downscheduling of a drug product.
  • Assisted in litigation regarding paragraph IV certification and whether a generic drug is entitled to 180-day exclusivity.
  • Negotiated with FDA and U.S. Customs to remove import detentions on medical products.
  • Helped clients work with members of Congress so that they could provide input regarding proposed legislation and highlight arbitrary enforcement actions by federal and state agencies.
  • Reviewed and revised the labeling of drugs, medical devices, foods and dietary supplements to ensure compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
  • Negotiated with CMS to obtain new codes for medical devices under the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
  • Negotiated with FDA regarding the recall of a product found to be violative.
  • Submitted Citizen Petition to clarify regulatory status of drug products that do not require prior approval because they are part of an unresolved Notice of Opportunity for a Hearing ("NOOH") under the Drug Efficacy Study Implementation ("DESI") Review Pr
  • Provided counseling and helped draft responses to FDA warning letters.
  • Assisted in litigation to correct a patent listing within FDA's Orange Book.
  • Petitioned FDA to recognize certain old drug products as being Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective (GRAS/E).
  • Petitioned FDA regarding the requirements for an Abbreviated New Drug Application that utilized a complex innovator drug product as the reference listed drug (RLD).
  • Prepared requests to FDA for orphan drug designations and minor use and minor species (MUMS) designations.