Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has brought on a new partner to its Food and Drug Administration and health care practice in Washington, the firm announced Monday.
Stephen Payne, formerly a partner with Sidley Austin, will help Gibson’s pharmaceutical and medical device clients with compliance and enforcement.
Payne focuses his practice on regulations, product recalls, product promotion and fraud and abuse, according to a press release. He has also dealt with civil and criminal investigations by the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Before joining Sidley in 2000, Payne worked as a senior trial counsel for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Benning, Ga. and as a special assistant U.S. attorney for Georgia’s middle district.
“He has an extensive track record of efficiently obtaining government declinations for clients, and his experience dealing with the FDA and state and federal health care regulators and enforcers on complex regulatory issues will be a great asset to our life sciences practice,” said Andrew Tulumello, co-partner in charge of Gibson's Washington office, in a written statement.