Jessica P. O'Connell
- Washington DC
- Associate Chief Counsel in FDA's Office of Chief Counsel
- While at FDA, she counseled various components of FDA and HHS on legal issues related to conventional foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. Specifically, Jessica worked closely on implementing various provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, including the sanitary food transportation requirements and food safety-related fees, and provided legal advice on agency actions regarding food additives and GRAS status, cosmetics and color additives, food and dietary supplement labeling claims, medical foods, and foodborne illness outbreaks and related actions, including recalls and other enforcement activities. In addition, she provided legal counsel to the agency regarding FDA's import and export activities for all FDA-regulated products.
- Special counsel in the food and drug practice group of Covington & Burling LLP