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Bert Lao

Senior Associate
Los Angeles

Bert Lao

To realize your goals in the life sciences sector, an understanding of the regulatory intricacies of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be crucial. Bert Lao, a senior associate in our pharmaceutical and biotechnology practice, provides guidance to clients on a broad array of topics as they navigate one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States.

Bert has counseled innovator pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, investment groups, and contract research organizations on matters ranging from new drug approval to advertising and promotion compliance. With a background in biomedical engineering, Bert offers an interdisciplinary perspective on legal challenges that can become heavily intertwined with underlying scientific issues.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2011
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California

Court admissions

  • Supreme Court of California
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