Vice Chairman / Finance
Joseph Levitt, JD
Joseph Levitt is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Now a partner at the Hogan & Hartson law firm, he focuses on the development and implementation of legislative and regulatory policy regarding the manufacture and marketing of food, drugs, and medical devices and how to work effectively with the FDA and related agencies. Joe also brings in-depth knowledge to a wide range of matters, including food and drug safety, biotechnology, labeling, advertising, and bioterrorism.
For six years, from February 1998 through December 2003, Joe served as Director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), where he led successful efforts to modernize food safety regulation and enhance the security of the U.S. food supply. He also initiated a revitalization of FDA's nutrition program. During his FDA tenure, Joe also helped streamline the new drug review process and launch the agency's food labeling initiative. Additionally, he served as Deputy Director for Regulations and Policy at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He began his FDA career in the Office of Chief Counsel.
Since joining Hogan & Hartson in January 2004, Joe counsels numerous food, drug and device companies and trade associations regarding compliance with federal laws and regulations.