Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Desmond Jenson is a staff attorney with the Public Health Law Center. He works primarily on shaping federal tobacco control policy by encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to enact strong tobacco control regulations based on its authority under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Desmond also educates the public health and scientific communities about the rulemaking process and highlights opportunities to engage the FDA to create better regulation. He helps the public health community in its efforts to close regulatory gaps and enact novel regulations that anticipate future regulatory issues. Desmond provides legal technical assistance to members of the public health community who wish to participate in the regulatory process and he also provides litigation support to defend tobacco control policies that are challenged by the tobacco industry.
Desmond is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law. During law school he worked as a research assistant at the Public Health Law Center where he helped draft publications and provide legal technical assistance. Desmond received a CALI award in Public Health Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
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