Brian T. Guthrie
Brian is an attorney and pharmacist whose primary practice involves preparing the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in complex product liability matters. He works on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry to defend claims arising out of the use of prescription drugs, implantable medical devices and consumer products in state and federal courts throughout the country. Brian also counsels FDA-regulated companies on regulatory and compliance issues involving the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and other health care laws and regulations regarding prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical devices. Brian practiced for several years as a registered pharmacist in community, hospital and long-term care settings before practicing law. This training and experience has benefited both his litigation and regulatory practices by enabling him to understand and appreciate the complexity of the medications and medical devices he encounters as well as how these products fit into the FDA’s regulatory framework.