Jocelyn Wiesner's practice focuses on complex product liability litigation and corporate compliance. She represents major pharmaceutical companies in defending against personal injury claims in state and federal courts. She counsels US importers on international regulatory compliance matters, including under the Lacey Act and CITES. Ms. Wiesner also represents multinational companies in issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, where she works primarily to coordinate internal investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and formulate anti-corruption compliance programs.

Ms. Wiesner maintains an active pro bono practice. She has acted as Special Victim's Counsel in multiple military court martial proceedings. Ms. Wiesner also works with clients seeking to obtain legal permanent status under the Violence Against Women Act.

Ms. Wiesner graduated with highest honors from George Washington University School of Law in 2012, where she served as a member of the editorial board for the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school Ms. Wiesner interned with both the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice's Commercial Litigation - Fraud Section. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and Sociology from Providence College in 2007.

Experience

  • Fortune 200 company, as lead associate on small trial team. Represented company in breach of contract case in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi as counsel in the Plavix product liability litigation.
  • Large manufacturer, as counsel, in investigating whistleblower allegations of corrupt payments in operations in India. Represented company in voluntary disclosures to the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice. Facilitated global compliance review of operations in other locations in Asia.

Perspectives

T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp (pdf)
FDLI's Top Food and Drug Cases, 2017, & Cases to Watch, 2018
West Virginia High Court Reaffirms Traditional Limits on Innovator Liability for Brand Manufacturers
Advisory
Lacey Act Compliance Update: Lessons from the DOJ-Young Living Settlement
Webinar, International Wood Products Association and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Cases to Watch in 2017 (pdf)
The Food and Drug Law Institute
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Winter 2017
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments
More

Credentials

Education
  • JD, George Washington University, 2012, highest honors
  • BA, Sociology, Providence College, 2007
  • BS, Biology, Providence College, 2007
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Activities
  • Member, Arnold & Porter LLP's Committee of Associates

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