Prior to joining the firm, Chanda completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable William H. Yohn Jr. (Ret.) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While in law school, she completed an externship with the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman (Ret.) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an internship with the Honorable Glynnis D. Hill in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies seek Chanda’s representation to defend against allegations of failure to warn, design and manufacturing defects, Medicaid fraud, violations of state consumer protection and deceptive trade practices acts, and breach of warranty and common law fraud.
Chanda represents clients in individual cases, coordinated state proceedings and nationwide class actions. Her appellate experience includes work on successful appeals in state and federal courts across the country.
A frequent writer on evolving federal health care regulations, Chanda shares insight to help companies and clients understand and comply with new regulations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy and federal law, including the implications of the 21st Century Cures Act and the intersection between the First Amendment and communications about FDA-approved medications and FDA-cleared devices.
- Part of the national counsel team for mass tort litigation involving an anticoagulant in federal and state courts
- Defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in various civil actions filed by state attorneys general alleging Medicaid fraud and violations of state consumer protection and deceptive trade practices acts
- Defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in various state court actions alleging product liability, breach of warranty, and common law fraud
- Representing a defendant in nationwide price-fixing class action, including on interlocutory appeal of district court’s class certification order, where the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the order and held for the first time that a Daubert standard of admissibility applies to expert testimony at the class certification stage
- Representing Commonwealth agency on appeal of decisions made by the agency to approve a regulatory transaction before the agency and to deny petitions to intervene in that transaction; and acting as legal advisor to the agency in connection with matters relating to its examination of the underlying regulatory transaction