Press Release June 16, 2015

Alston & Bird Expands Litigation Practice in Washington, D.C.

Alston & Bird has added Daniel G. Jarcho as a litigation partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Jarcho comes to Alston & Bird from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he was a partner.

Jarcho has significant experience representing clients in high-stakes investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. government. He has litigated numerous Administrative Procedure Act challenges to federal agency actions, including recent cases involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and departments of Agriculture, Defense, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice and Treasury. He also has extensive experience litigating federal preemption defenses to state law claims.

“Dan is a highly talented lawyer who has a detailed and sophisticated knowledge of administrative and appellate law that will serve our clients well in statutory and other legal challenges to federal laws, regulations and government conduct,” said Alston & Bird Partner William Jordan, co-head of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Practice and head of its Health Care Litigation Team. “Dan also brings critical FDA credentials and knowledge that complement our expanding FDA/health care compliance and enforcement practice and that provide clients with the regulatory reach few firms can match.”

In addition to representing clients facing FDA civil actions for seizures, injunctions and civil penalties, as well as FDA-related criminal investigations, Jarcho advises clients on resolving regulatory compliance disputes with the FDA that could lead to litigation, including disputes over inspections, Form 483 observations, Warning Letters, recalls and import alerts.

“We have seen a sharp rise in new rules and regulations emanating from Washington in recent years, accompanied by a corresponding increase in government investigations and enforcement actions,” said Dennis Garris, partner-in-charge of Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office. “Dan’s addition will be a significant boost for our clients as they seek to keep pace with a legal and regulatory compliance burden that is ever-expanding in complexity and scope.”

Jarcho began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Aldon J. Anderson, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. He later joined the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the Civil Division's Office of Consumer Litigation, where he represented the FDA in federal civil and criminal litigation, including enforcement actions for seizures and injunctions, Administrative Procedure Act cases and grand jury investigations. During his tenure at the Justice Department, he also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
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