Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2023

About Joan Joan is co-chair of Steptoe’s Chemical, Environmental, and Life Sciences practice group, and heads up Steptoe’s global food and drug law practice. With a focus on US Food and Drug Administration and comparable international regulation of food contact materials, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices, Joan helps clients establish regulatory compliance for their products globally, performs compliance audits and training seminars, and represents companies and trade associations before US agencies and their international counterparts. Joan’s distinctive legal and scientific background, and her substantial experience in Brussels, counseling clients on the regulation of food packaging materials and medicinal products under European Union and Member State legislation, enhance the breadth of her capabilities. Joan is a widely acclaimed speaker at international conferences and is an accomplished writer within the food and drug arena. Her comprehensive food packaging book, “Global Legislation for Food Contact Materials,” is now in its second edition. Areas of Focus • Food and Drug Packaging Compliance • Additives and GRAS Ingredients • Labeling and Claims • Food Safety and Risk Assessment • Federal and State Legislative and Policy Developments Steptoe & Johnson LLP In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe is particularly noted for its capabilities in preventive international corporate compliance, and challenging regulatory issues before the US government, whitecollar defense and other government investigations and enforcement, high-stakes litigation particularly involving complex commercial claims and cross-border disputes, patent and technology litigation. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. Joan Baughan 78 USA Health & Safety Lawyer of the Year Tel: +1 202 429 6417 Email: Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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