Former FDA Counsel Joins FaegreBD


Jason Sapsin, a former associate chief counsel with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, joined Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel in the firm’s food regulatory and litigation practice, according to an announcement Thursday.

Sapsin will be resident in FaegreBD’s Denver office, and will help drug, device and food clients manage risk, achieve product clearances and approvals, and navigate enforcement actions.

While at FDA, Sapsin advised the agency on investigations, seizures, injunctions, product recalls and other enforcement actions against drugs, dietary supplements and adulterated foods. He participated in regulatory actions such as FDA’s promulgation of rules and guidance regarding fresh produce, food safety and nutritional and menu labeling. Finally, he was also involved with FDA’s initiatives to expand the scope of federal and state enforcement cooperation.

Sapsin’s legal and public health background includes serving as assistant attorney general in Maryland and serving as faculty at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


“The firm brings a unique combination of historical experience, incredible subject matter expertise and flexibility to addressing the challenges faced by clients of different sizes, operating in different FDA-regulated industries,” Sapsin said. “Working with FaegreBD’s lawyers will put me in collaboration with incredible colleagues who approach the law with sophistication and practicality, both inside and outside the Washington beltway.”


Sapsin graduated from University of Michigan Law School and received his master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College.