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Melissa is an experienced paralegal in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group and supports lawyers within the tobacco practice. Her substantial paralegal experience in the tobacco industry ranges from implementing plans for meeting FDA requirements, which regulate the manufacture, packaging, and sale of tobacco products in the U.S., to supporting clients to ensure compliance with various state regulations governing licenses, permits, and escrow payments. Melissa also works closely with the firm’s Enforcement Actions and Investigations group. In this capacity, she assists in representing businesses in regulatory compliance matters initiated by governmental agencies and commercial litigation.

On August 22, 2023, the Troutman Pepper Tobacco + Nicotine Team attended the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (“CTP”) virtual listening session on the development of CTP’s strategic plan.  We previously blogged about CTP’s intent to issue a finalized five-year strategic plan by December 2023, including the agency’s five proposed strategic goals. Continue Reading Takeaways from Listening Session on the Development of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Strategic Plan