About Shelly Garg
Shelly Garg practices in the areas of food, beverage, dietary supplements, cosmetics, medical devices, over-the-counter and homeopathic drugs, and animal and veterinary products. She assists foreign and domestic businesses, manufacturers, distributors, and importers with regulatory compliance, trade and enforcement matters involving FDA, FTC, USDA, EPA, CPSC, TTB and other federal, state and local authorities. Noted for her creative leadership and personability, she provides counsel to clients in areas such as strategic business planning, product development, testing and approval, advertisement and promotion, liability risk, inspections, import detentions, import alerts and related issues. Her keen insights into FDA and its inner workings have proved to be of significant value to her clients in successfully resolving matters before the agency.
A frequent speaker and author, Shelly has presented at conferences and seminars sponsored by the Food Drug Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the America’s Food and Beverage Show, the FIME Medical Device Expo, and many others. She has been a regular contributor to FDLI’s Top 20 Food and Drug Cases published annually, and to FDLI’s Update Magazine where she sits on the Editorial Advisory Board.
Shelly joins the firm from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, the world’s largest dedicated international trade law firm. She offers a unique perspective to regulatory matters, having served as FDA Practice Leader at STR where she worked closely with importers on addressing regulatory compliance and enforcement issues at the crossroads of FDA and CBP compliance.
Before beginning her legal career, Shelly worked in Washington, D.C. as an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In that capacity she was granted a top-secret security clearance and produced intelligence briefs to support U.S. government foreign policy decision-makers on various homeland security concerns.
Outside the office, Shelly is training her toddler to be a future NBA star, and has self-published a children’s book. She has yet to “tiger mom” her 6-month old daughter into future stardom. Shelly also enjoys watching Laker games with her husband, reading a page-turner, travel, fitness, and finding the best chocolate chip cookies around town – although the latter two are oftentimes a tug-of-war.