Suzanne Bassett


About Suzanne Bassett

Suzanne primarily counsels clients on compliance, enforcement, and transactional matters subject to overlapping jurisdictions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Suzanne’s experience also extends to matters involving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and various state and municipal agencies.

Suzanne is actively involved in counseling her clients on regulations in a variety of industries including dietary supplements, foods, cosmetics, OTC drug products, medical devices, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).  Suzanne has experience in assisting clients in premarket compliance such as preparing 510(k) submissions for medical devices and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) notifications for foods. She also guides companies through the FDA inspection process and product recalls.

Following the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Suzanne has also been assisting retailers, manufacturers, and distributors of hemp and hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products with labeling, advertising, and marketing of these products in compliance with federal and state laws.

Suzanne has several years of government experience and previously served as regulatory counsel at the FDA, Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Compliance and Enforcement and as management analyst at the Department of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.  Prior to attending law school, she received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and studied microbiology at the Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences at Northwestern University’s Fienberg School of Medicine.

Outside the office, Suzanne is a proud dog mom who enjoys competitive axe throwing, softball, and visiting Virginia wineries.  She is also an avid Syracuse basketball and football fan.