This article was originally published in SRA
Gerald F Masoudi has been named chief counsel for the US Food and Drug Administration. Mr Masoudi rejoins the food and drug division of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which handles legal matters for the FDA, as associate general counsel/chief counsel. Since 2005, Mr Masoudi has been deputy assistant attorney general in charge of international, policy and appellate matters in the antitrust division of the Department of Justice. From 2004-2005, he was principal deputy associate general counsel for the OGC's food and drug division, serving for a time as acting associate general counsel.