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Erika Lietzan: My CV is available here. Since leaving private practice in 2014, I have served as an expert witness in several cases (disclosed on the CV), and I periodically provide regulatory advice to FDA-regulated companies (directly or through their counsel).
Patti Zettler: My CV is available here. As noted on my CV and in my bio, I served as an attorney in the FDA’s Office of the Chief Counsel until 2013. Since then, I served as a consultant to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse in 2016 and 2017, and, after that, have served as an expert witness in several cases (disclosed on my CV).