Attorney Anna M. Longwell is currently principal of the Palo Alto Law firm, Longwell & Associates, which specializes in Food and Drug law. The firm has expertise in US FDA expectations, regulation and law, affecting the development and ultimate marketing of new medical products, drugs, devices and biologics. They have served the regulatory needs of large ($2 billion/year) divisions of Fortune 500 companies, and small (4 person) biotech start-ups.
Ms. Longwell holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from San Francisco College for Women (now USF), a master’s degree in Physical Science from Stanford University, and a JD and MBA from The University of Santa Clara School of Law and School of Business, respectively. She is a current member of the California Bar and the US Patent bar.
Attorney Longwell has also been a visiting lecturer in food and drug law at the University of Santa Clara school of law, a visiting lecturer in food law at the Institute of Agribusiness, University of Santa Clara School of Business, a visiting lecturer in regulatory topics at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and the UC Santa Cruz Extension, and an instructor for the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) internship program at Catholic University, Washington DC.
Additionally, she has presented at many public meetings, the most recent a lecture on legal issues in marketing for the AMDM in Rockville, MD, in March 2008, the RAPS class for Pharmacovigilance, July, 2017. Ms. Longwell authored an article on Legal Issues concerning LDTs (Laboratory Developed Tests) for MLO (Medical Laboratory Observer) in April 2017 and also co- authored a book chapter titled “Due Diligence Points to Consider” in the “Expert’s Guide to Healthcare Product Due Diligence” published by FDLI.
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