Gerald Masoudi

Gerald Masoudi

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Gerald Masoudi is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office and co-chair of the Food and Drug practice group. 

Before joining Covington in 2009, Mr. Masoudi served as Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration.  In that capacity he was responsible for supervising FDA’s involvement in civil and criminal litigation and investigations; providing legal review of warning letters, guidances and regulations; and providing advice to the FDA commissioner and senior leadership on matters relating to the products regulated by FDA.  Before joining the FDA, Mr. Masoudi served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for international, policy and appellate matters in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.  He also served as Principal Deputy Chief Counsel for the FDA in 2004 and 2005.  Before entering government service, Mr. Masoudi had a decade of experience in private practice in the areas of antitrust, telecommunications, patent law and energy.

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1990


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