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Suzanne Levy Friedman

Washington, D.C.

Suzanne Levy Friedman
French, Spanish, Hebrew
Practice Group

Global clients in the medical device sector call on Suzanne Levy Friedman to help them navigate key legal and business issues. Suzanne's practice focuses primarily on matters related to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of medical devices.

Suzanne assists device companies in a wide range of activities, including preparing regulatory submissions for clearance or approval of new devices, advising clients on the lawful promotion and advertising of their devices, and addressing post-market enforcement issues.

Suzanne brings significant experience in the FDA space to her work at Hogan Lovells. During law school, she interned for the FDA's Office of Chief Counsel, where she learned firsthand about the range of legal issues addressed by the agency's Food, Drug, Device, Veterinary, and Tobacco Centers. Prior to law school, Suzanne spent two years with a health policy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., advising clients on the business impacts of FDA actions and related legislation. Suzanne also has a Master's degree in Bioethics.

Suzanne's internship with the Honorable John D. Bates, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, provided opportunities to observe and help address diverse litigation in health care and other fields. During law school, Suzanne also served on the Executive Board of the Journal of Constitutional Law and the Moot Court Board. In addition, she co-led Penn Law's health law and policy pro bono group, and she remains actively involved in pro bono service at Hogan Lovells.

Representative experience

Helped a woman from Burkina Faso successfully apply for asylum in the U.S.*

Represented teenagers/young adults in the Philadelphia foster care system in family court.*

Advised an aesthetics company on conforming its website to rules on device promotion.

Drafted legal arguments for clearance of various innovative medical devices.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2014
  • M. Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2014
  • B.A., cum laude, Princeton University, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
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