“All of my colleagues here in the Philadelphia office are both collegial and friendly. I consider the group of people with whom I work to be one of the best parts of my job.”
- Yarmela Pavlovic, Partner, San Francisco
My practice is focused on assisting life science companies, particularly medical device manufacturers, with navigating the FDA regulatory process.
Getting to know Hogan Lovells
I began my career at another law firm as a product liability litigator with an emphasis on pharmaceutical litigation. While there, I learned that litigation was not the right practice area for my particular strengths and discovered that I greatly enjoyed the intersection of health science and law. When I began to consider alternative career options, I learned that there was a position open at Hogan in the FDA practice group. I thought a regulatory practice with a strong emphasis on science would be a wonderful challenge and an intellectually interesting career possibility. After interviewing with the group I knew that I had found a great group of people with whom I would enjoy working.
We have a very strong FDA regulatory practice, considered outside of the firm to be one of the very best in the business. We are well known for that work specifically, but yet are able to assist our clients with a range of other needs due to the global resources of the firm.
Here in Philadelphia, I work with two other partners and three associates who make up our FDA regulatory practice. I also work extensively with our colleagues both in the Washington, D.C. office and in our European offices.
Although I have been lucky to receive mentoring from many of the people with whom I work at Hogan Lovells, another partner has been a particularly amazing mentor to me.
The atmosphere at Hogan Lovells is collegial and friendly, while also being very hard working. The people here take the work they do very seriously, but they do not take themselves too seriously. All of my colleagues here in the Philadelphia office are both collegial and friendly. I consider the group of people with whom I work to be one of the best parts of my job.
Hogan Lovells has a very strong commitment to pro bono projects. I’ve been fortunate to serve as the child advocate for a child, now a young woman, in foster care. My experience working with her has been extremely rewarding as I have watched her grow and mature, against all odds, into a smart and funny young woman.
My practice focuses on assisting life sciences companies navigate the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of medical devices. I work with device manufacturers in matters pertaining to product development and product submissions. I’m also active in the firm’s pro bono efforts, including serving as a child advocate. I was named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Pro Bono Roll of Honor from 2008 through 2010.
I came to the team in 2006 from another firm where I defended medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in relation to products liability litigation. I am an alumna of the University of Michigan Law School, where I served as the publication manager for the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. I also spent a summer clerking for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Portland, Oregon.