Hogan Lovells bolsters medical device practice as Medtronic executive Pat Shrader rejoins firm

Washington D.C., 6 November 2017 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Patricia “Pat” Shrader, formerly vice president for global regulatory affairs at medical device maker Medtronic Inc., has joined the firm and will serve as Of Counsel in its Washington, D. C. office.

In the course of a 44-year career, Shrader has earned a reputation as one of the medical device industry’s most reliable legal professionals. She will primarily work alongside partner and co-director of Hogan Lovells’ Medical Device Practice Group Jonathan Kahan, with a particular focus helping clients with matters relating to the Food and Drug Administration.

Speaking about Shrader’s return to Hogan Lovells, Kahan said: “I am delighted on a professional and a personal basis to be able to welcome Pat back to Hogan Lovells. The knowledge and experience she has gained over her career will be invaluable to our clients as the industry grows, the FDA changes, and the next generation of medical device innovators seek guidance and approval.” 

Shrader has appeared before multiple Congressional committees and hearings, and is a widely-respected advocate in the medical device industry. Most recently, in March 2017 she testified at a House subcommittee where she urged Congress to improve medical device manufacturing inspections.

Shrader rejoins Hogan Lovells from Medtronic, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of London-listed Medtronic PLC, one of the world’s largest makers of medical devices. She brings a wealth of experience in the legal environment surrounding medical devices - Medtronic sells devices including cardiac and vascular and minimally invasive surgical technologies in 160 countries.

Shrader began her career teaching life sciences in the Washington, D.C. area in 1973, before spending 11 years at BioWhittaker, where she served as Director of Regulatory Affairs. She joined Hogan & Hartson (Hogan Lovells, as was), as an associate in 1987. Upon leaving the firm in 1995, she served as SVP Regulatory Affairs at Becton Dickinson, before joining Medtronic in 2011. She is a 1988 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

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