About Ivan J. Wasserman
Ivan Wasserman serves as Managing Partner of Amin Talati Wasserman and is one of the nation’s premier attorneys for health, wellness, beauty and other consumer products. Companies of all sizes making, marketing and selling food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and medical devices praise the depth of Ivan’s knowledge and experience, his humor and his ability to maintain the human perspective while leading them through this heavily regulated landscape. With a unique combination of legal acumen, marketing savvy, deep industry knowledge, and creativity, he has been involved in countless successful product launches and innovative marketing campaigns.
Ivan advocates for clients subject to the often overlapping jurisdictions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. When advertising disputes arise, he represents companies before the National Advertising Division (NAD). Ivan is also regularly involved in regulatory due diligence in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and investments.
Clients benefit from the years of experience Ivan gained at some of the country’s leading law firms, where he represented brand name manufacturers, direct-to-consumer marketers, and retailers in product development, advertising and labeling, product safety and recalls. He responds to FDA warning letters and FTC investigations, prepares 510(k) premarket notifications for medical devices, and advises clients on how to design clinical research to substantiate claims.
Ivan has been recognized in Best Lawyers® in America since 2007. He is ranked in Chambers USA , and is Martindale-Hubbell AV [Preeminent] rated. He was also awarded the 2017 Lexology Client Choice award for exemplary client service in the fields of Healthcare and Life Sciences in the District of Columbia.
Ivan is a sought-after speaker on developments and enforcement trends impacting the advertising and labeling of health, wellness and beauty products at conferences and webinars. He serves as counsel to the International Probiotics Association and is often quoted in national business and trade media, providing expert commentary and bylined articles.
During his down time, Ivan enjoys relaxing with his wife, dog and three daughters, whom he is educating on the nuances of his area of specialty: in this article he describes their discussions on why it is legal to call a martini “dry,” and the actual fruit content of Froot Loops. He is also the world’s best, and only, “Probiotic Comic.”