Alexander Varond is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences Group. Mr. Varond advises drug, biotech, and device clients on a wide range of FDA regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in medical device and drug development, Hatch-Waxman patent and exclusivity issues, and regulatory strategy. Mr. Varond also counsels on advertising and promotional issues, defends companies during civil and criminal investigations on a variety of issues, including off-label promotion and GMPs, and regularly advises on corporate transactions. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Mr. Varond was a senior associate at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC. His perspective is reinforced by his in-house counsel experience during a recent six-month secondment to a leading biotech company, where he advised on compliance, drug development, NDA preparation, and exclusivity issues.

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Committee Member, Drugs & Biologics Committee, Food and Drug Law Institute

Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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Mr. Varond's professional experience includes roles as a medical device engineer, operations manager, and deputy management representative to FDA in the medical device industry. He also served as a law clerk at the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, and as an intellectual property law clerk at NuVasive, Inc.

In 2010, Mr. Varond externed at the International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Imports and Investigations.


In law school, Mr. Varond placed second in the nation in the 2010-2011 National Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. He was also named Best Overall Competitor and won the award for Best Brief for his efforts in The George Washington Law School's intellectual property moot court competition in 2011.  In addition, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.

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J.D., 2011
The George Washington University Law School
B.S., 2006
University of California, San Diego



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