Elizabeth Oestreich

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Compliance

Liz brings more than ten years of regulatory experience and diverse knowledge of legal and public policy matters to her position as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Compliance.

Liz provides strategic guidance on premarket and postmarket issues, specifically related to regulatory compliance. She works with pharmaceutical and medical device clients to prepare for FDA inspection and to address and remediate compliance matters. She advises clients on FDA communication, including 483 and warning letter responses, and offers guidance on agency expectations and regulatory policy.

Liz has particular expertise in two of the FDA’s newest regulated product categories, tobacco and cannabis-derived products. Liz advises clients navigating the regulatory landscape for tobacco products and assists with content and format of applications, interpretation of FDA regulation, engagement with the FDA, and policy development. Liz is well versed in the regulatory barriers facing the rapidly growing cannabis industry. She offers strategic guidance and risk-based strategies to CBD manufacturers and distributors as the FDA contemplates how to regulate the product category.

Prior to joining Greenleaf Health, Liz served as Director of Educational Programming for the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) in Washington, D.C. While at FDLI, she gained extensive experience in all FDA-regulated product areas. Liz’s role included regularly corresponding with FDA officials, as well as creating and supervising the development of curricula for an array of educational programs. She led FDLI’s committees responsible for monitoring regulatory developments in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Food and Drug Law Journal.

Before earning her law degree, Liz worked as a government relations professional for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), where she directed a grassroots network of more than 100 member companies. Liz earned a B.S. in political science from the University of Arizona and a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law.