Sam Jockel is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office focusing his practice on regulatory, policy, and litigation matters involving the FDA, the USDA, and the FTC related to food, beverages, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and drugs. Sam assists clients on premarket clearance, import and export issues, supply chain management, and product labeling and advertising. He helps clients navigate product recalls and respond to regulatory enforcement actions and defends clients in consumer class actions. Sam has completed training to be a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for human food.
Sam previously served as a trial attorney in the USDA’s Office of the General Counsel. At the USDA, he was counsel for the implementation of the National Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard and also represented the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in administrative enforcement proceedings under the Animal Welfare Act, the Packers and Stockyards Act, and the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. Sam began his legal career as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow at the FDA, where he worked on medical and food product safety and regulatory harmonization initiatives.