Beth Weinman, Counsel
Ropes & Gray
Beth Weinman, Counsel in Ropes & Gray’s FDA regulatory practice group, focuses her practice on FDA regulation and enforcement of laws governing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices including diagnostics, and dietary supplements. Beth represents clients in investigations concerning alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and False Claims Act (FCA). She also provides regulatory and compliance counseling related to marketing practices, good manufacturing practices, good clinical practices, compounding, and product recalls and withdrawals. Beth joined Ropes in 2018 from FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel, where she worked closely with FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the Department of Justice and other government agencies on FDCA and FCA investigations and enforcement.
John Claud, Assistant Director, Consumer Protection Branch
U.S. Department of Justice
John Claud is an Assistant Director at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has litigated numerous civil and criminal matters relating to violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other statutes, and is the coordinator of CPB’s national oversight of FDCA criminal cases. Before joining DOJ, John was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. John is a graduate of Trinity College (Ct.), holds a master’s degree from the University of Colorado, and is a cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.