Stacy Cline Amin

Stacy Cline Amin

Chief Counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Deputy General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services

Stacy Cline Amin serves as Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration and Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services. Stacy serves as the senior legal advisor to the Commissioner, FDA leadership, the HHS General Counsel and Departmental leadership on FDA regulatory and litigation matters. Stacy leads an office of 165 lawyers and support staff that provide counseling and litigation support to the agency.

Stacy previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President, serving as the senior legal advisor on matters relating to the Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, Stacy advised on critical matters arising under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, helped lead the Administration's efforts to combat the opioid crisis, led multi-agency teams in the evaluation of high profile administrative actions, and successfully coordinated litigation strategy with the Department of Justice.

Prior to joining the White House, Stacy served as the Chief Counsel of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and as a Counsel for the House Energy & Commerce Committee. In Congress, Stacy frequently advised on Food Drug and Cosmetic Act issues and led bipartisan and bicameral investigations to promote patient safety and global public health. These efforts supported a number of legislative accomplishments, including passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 and the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.     

Earlier in her career, she served as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as a law clerk to the Hon. John R. Gibson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from The George Washington University.