Chen Shaoyu has joined US law firm Covington & Burling as managing director of the firm’s food and drug practice in China.
Chen previously served as assistant chief counsel at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA); as senior counsel at California-based biotechnology company Amgen; and as chief compliance counsel for GE Healthcare (China).
His practice focuses on advising biotechnology, medical device, food, dietary supplement and cosmetics companies in relation to policies of the FDA and of the State Food and Drug Administration in China. He also advises on wider legal issues pertaining to life sciences and to the development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products.
Chen, who is a PRC national, joins Covington’s existing food and drug practice in China.