Washington, DC

Joseph M. Dages

  • Associate
  • Direct Dial: +1 202.434.4116
  • Fax: +1 202.434.4646
  • Professional Assistant: Gaynelle Costner, Sanobar Chagani, Aileen Hamilton , Ph: +1 202.434.4347

    Washington, DC

    1001 G Street NW
    Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001

Joe Dages assists companies that are regulated by FDA to bring new products to market by identifying and executing legal compliance strategies. He also advises clients on post-market compliance, GMPs, labeling, marketing, risk and litigation avoidance issues. 

His practice is particularly focused on the regulation of food and food additives, including indirect food additives that are used in the production, processing, and packaging of food. He counsels companies on all aspects of the premarket review requirements and pathways to market for these products, such as Food Contact Notifications and Food Additive Petitions, as well as the applicable exemptions from those premarket review requirements. In addition, Mr. Dages provides advice to companies in establishing the compliance of their products in other jurisdictions, including Canada, the European Union, and South America.

A growing area of focus for his practice involves the regulation of biopolymers used in contact with food. He also helps companies that manufacture materials used in the production of animal food and feed in bringing their products to market.

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Dages worked in government relations and international affairs for a leading trade association representing the food, beverage, and consumer product industry. Mr. Dages leverages this background to assist trade association clients address various policy and legal issues. Mr. Dages has authored numerous amicus briefs on behalf of trade association clients in federal courts.

While in law school, he served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Catholic University Law Review.