WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Regulatory scientist Heather Hatcher, Ph.D., has joined Womble Bond Dickinson to help clients navigate the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) landscape.

Hatcher, a former researcher at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, works with pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device clients on regulatory compliance strategy and FDA submissions. She also advises clients on regulatory issues related to non-clinical and clinical trials.

Hatcher earned a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology and pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.

She is Womble Bond Dickinson’s second key FDA addition in recent weeks, as earlier this year, former FDA Regulatory Counsel Dan Orr joined the firm’s D.C. office.

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